SPORTSCASTER DUFFY GETS 51 MONTHS FOR CHILD PORN
Courtesy Beaver County Times
(January 23, 2008) A former news anchor for Pittsburgh’s ESPN Radio affiliate was sentenced Tuesday to little more than four years in federal prison for child pornography
John Duffy, of 24 Lorraine Drive in Carnegie, pleaded guilty last year to a single count of possessing child pornography.
For his plea, Duffy was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison, followed by five years’ supervised release.
According to court documents, Duffy was indicted by a federal grand jury in May after state police said they found sexually explicit images and videos of children on his computer. Duffy was charged in July, and he pleaded guilty in October.
In court documents urging a lighter sentence, Duffy’s attorney wrote that he had struggled with physical problems his entire life and is unable to get around without the use of crutches or a wheelchair.
Duffy, according to court records, will be required to report as a Megan’s Law sex offender, meaning he will have to register his address with local authorities for 10 years once he is released from custody.
Duffy, who was 46 at the time of his indictment, was a weekend news anchor for ESPN 1250 AM and had also been a correspondent for ESPN Radio national broadcasts.
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