GAINESVILLE, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– Florida man convicted on charges of production, receipt, and possession of child pornography on Thursday, June 3.
John Ernst Tennant Jr., 70, of Gainesville has been convicted after the jury reached a guilty verdict at the conclusion of a three-day trial.READ MORE: SPCA Tampa Bay Is Waiving Fees For Certain Pocket Pets June 23 through June 30
Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the verdict on Thursday, June 3.READ MORE: Florida Man Sentenced For Possessing Images and Videos Depicting Child Sexual Abuse
“The prosecution of persons who sexually victimize children is a priority of this District,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Coody. “With the assistance of our law enforcement partners, we will ensure that those who engage in such heinous conduct will be held accountable for their actions.”
Tennant’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 17, 2021, at 2:00 pm, at the United States Courthouse in Gainesville before the Honorable Allen Winsor.MORE NEWS: Woman Arrested For Production And Distributing Images Of A Minor Over The Internet
Tennant faces a mandatory minimum term of fifteen years imprisonment to Life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a maximum term of Life on supervised release.