A Garryowen man's third conviction on child pornography charges sent him to federal prison for 10 years on Wednesday.

"The 120 months is well deserved," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia Hurd in recommending Jason Dean Pitsch, 42, get the minimum mandatory term. "He has proved he can't control his behavior."

Defense attorney Brian Kohn made no recommendation, acknowledging that the 10-year term was mandatory.

Pitsch apologized for his actions and to his family and the victims.

Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Shanstrom imposed the 10-year term and ordered a lifetime of supervised release.

Pitsch got a huge break on his first conviction in 1998 when he received a probationary sentence, Hurd said. When he violated his probation in 2004 by getting another computer and admitted to possessing child porn, he was sentenced to three years in prison. Pitsch was released in 2009.

In the latest offense, Pitsch pleaded guilty to viewing child porn on computers in 2010 and 2011. Hurd said investigators noticed that a specific computer address had child porn movies to share and tracked down the computer to Pitsch's mother. Pitsch, who was living with his mother, admitted he had used the computer to watch child porn.

 

 

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