A 30-year-old Cleveland, Tenn., man was sentenced this morning to 33 years in federal prison for making and downloading child pornography.
Police first searched Jerry Ray Tyler Jr.’s home last year after tracing his computer’s identification number to known child pornography websites.
Officers retrieved hard drives and a phone containing graphic images of child pornography, some of which depicted young girls in Tyler’s bedroom.
It is Times Free Press policy not to identify sex crime victims.
Tyler told U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier he was remorseful for what he had done.
Collier called the acts “horrendous” during sentencing. Tyler faced a maximum sentence of life in prison.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...