Convict Grateful to Supreme Court Nominee for Light Sentence for Child Pornography

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A man convicted of child pornography distribution is grateful that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gave him a sentence lower than that recommended by prosecutors and sentencing guidelines.

Wesley Hawkins said he was displeased when Jackson sentenced him in 2013 but later reconsidered his view.

“I wasn’t very happy that she gave me three months, though, after reflection when I was in jail, I was hearing from other people who said it was their first time arrested and they got five years, six years,” Hawkins told the Washington Post.

“I feel that she chose to take into consideration the fact that I was just getting started and she knew this was going to hold me back for years to come regardless, so she didn’t really want to add on to that,” he added.

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