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Cary man gets 50 years in prison on child porn charge

Posted November 3, 2014

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— A Cary man was sentenced Monday to 50 years in federal prison for videotaped himself having sex with a girl under the age of 16.

Ike David Simmons, 39, pleaded guilty in June to manufacturing child pornography stemming from allegations that he molested the girl between 2009 and 2013.

Authorities seized three computer hard drives and Simmons' iPhone, and computer forensics determined that he had videotaped the molestation using his cellphone and then transferred the videos to the hard drives.

Simmons was already a registered sex offender following a 2003 conviction.

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  • Michi Gauss Nov 4, 2014
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    He gets 50 years in prison but didn't kill anyone, and someone who kills their wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend gets less than 20 years?

  • jackaroe123 Nov 4, 2014

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    I don't like using them as a comparison b/c the unintended message could end up being that he was sentenced too harshly, and I don't think he deserves that type of sympathy. If the other sentence is wrong (I agree that it is) we should fix that. The comparison is unnecessary. As much as possible, cases should be handled individually. Mandatory minimum sentences or other predetermined, fixed sentences have greater potential for being abusive and unjust than if we handle cases more individually. One size does not fit all.

  • Patricia Towner Nov 4, 2014
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    This guy got more years than a person that kills someone... It is surely wrong by all means but 50 years of the taxpayers money paying for another loser,,, Something is wrong with the whole judicial system

  • meganagram Nov 4, 2014

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    He molested a child...he should get more time in jail. That is the most deplorable act there is. The other guy should be locked away too, but what he did was not as sick as this freak.

  • Richard Hertz Nov 4, 2014
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    DON'T get me wrong here I am NOT A FAN of child porn but this guy has gotten more time in jail than the illegal guy that killed two in the hit in run in Raleigh over the weekend. Something is very wrong with this country.

  • gnewsome1 Nov 4, 2014

    50 years ain't enough for this.

  • JAT Nov 4, 2014

    oh but i'm sure a psychiatrist said the first time that he had been rehabilitated. when will we learn that once certain lines are crossed, there is no rehabilitation?

  • Brandi Gaenzle Nov 4, 2014
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    that's going to be a LONG 50 years in prison.. Most child molesters don't last long.

  • ALLIN Nov 3, 2014

    Justice has been delivered.