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Pulaski man sentenced for child porn

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

A 29-year-old Pulaski man will serve nearly three years of a 14-year prison sentence after pleading no contest to possessing child pornography.

Charles Michael Capretta of Dora Highway was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography after officials with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force traced downloads to a residence on Dora Highway in 2011, said Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Justin L. Griffith.

Griffith said Pulaski Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence and seized Capretta’s computer. An analysis of the computer’s contents revealed videos and photographs of people less than 18 years of age engaged in various sexual acts, he noted.

By pleading no contest to the charges, Capretta was acknowledging the prosecution’s evidence is sufficient for a finding of guilt.

Judge Marcus Long Jr. accepted Capretta’s pleas and pronounced him guilty of all charges.

Under an agreement with prosecutors, Capretta was sentenced to five years on one count, with all but two years, 10 months suspended. He was sentenced to one year on each of the remaining nine charges. With all sentences to run consecutively, Capretta ended up with a total sentence of 14 years, with all but the two years, 10 months suspended.

Capretta will be placed on three years probation upon release from custody and he also is required to register as a convicted sex offender.

 

46 Responses to Pulaski man sentenced for child porn

  1. Yeoledebi

    July 2, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Frankly it is ignorant to compare a child molester to someone that looked at some child porn. I do agree that if no one looked at it then there would be no reason for people to make it. But just because a young man, barely a man looks at child porn that don’t mean he would ever hurt a child. My son just got charged and he really is a good kid. He is 19 and he grew up from about ten watching with me my nephew. He never did anything wrong or sexual to this child. He is not a deviant. Prior to this he was the poster child for someone that DON’T belong in jail. Yes he deserves to be punished and treatment but not jail.

    • Cathy

      July 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      If he is not a deviant why would think he needs treatment? He watched for 9 years and you never thought it was a bad idea? I think you may want to take off those rose colored glasses. Your word of the day is denial.

    • Ben

      July 5, 2013 at 7:14 am

      The argument that one who looks at such things is as guilty as those who actually partake is a straw-man argument at best.

      However, your statement of “But just because a young man, barely a man looks at child porn that don’t mean he would ever hurt a child.” cannot be considered true. In most cases, those who look at such things regularly (and, let’s face it, one or two (or 10) accidental stray mouseclicks would not be charged) go on to commit further crimes.

      As you are referring to your son, I personally believe you cannot have an objective opinion on the subject, and that “really good” kids do not get charged with such things.

  2. Brenda cook

    July 8, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Would you leave him alone with your kids nr grandkids?

  3. NotamemberofYOURcommunity

    July 21, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Why are so many of you defending this sick pervert? There is a big difference between pornography and CHILD pornography! Adult pornography is ok, it’s between consenting adults. Child pornography is NOT ok, under ANY circumstances.

  4. rebelgirl

    July 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Anybody that defends this man is wrong! I hate it for his family but he put them in this situation. It is nasty and sick for anybody to look at a child or to touch a child. It’s the same thing in my book they are still getting there kicks looking at kids. And he should have got all his time.