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Sanford man faces life in prison for child porn kidnapping

Posted August 13
Updated August 14

— A Sanford man faces up to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping a 14-year-old girl for child pornography.

William Herbert Schliebener, 48, was arrested at his Sanford home in October 2010. Schliebener was convicted of transporting a child over state lines – his victim was a runaway from New York – to produce sexual material and producing sexual exploitation material.

Schliebener is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 10 in Rochester, N.Y.

Schliebener’s guilty plea comes on top of other recent child exploitation sentences out of Sanford:

  • Gerald Glenn Garvin, 58, of 306 Bracken St., was sentenced to 3 years in prison and 15 years supervised probation for pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. Garvin, who was sentenced in July, was arrested in March 2013.
  • William Van Savage II, 24, of 3962 S. Plank Road, was sentenced to 11 years in prison and 15 years supervised probation. In January 2012, Savage’s wife reported a sexual assault on their 2-year-old as well as Savage possessing child pornography.
  • Johnny Wayne Norris, 23, of 2871 Nicholson Road, received 10 years supervised probation in Lee County Superior Court on Aug. 8 after pleading guilty to attempting to meet a child on the Internet for sex. He was arrested in April.
  • Michael Ray Norris, 20, of 2871 Nicholson Road, was sentenced to probation for three years after pleading guilty in February to attempting to solicit sex from a minor on the Internet. He was arrested in February.

In addition, Bailey Joe Mills faces up to life in prison for operating an unregistered day care in Sanford where, according to investigators, he operated a child porn sex ring.

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  • pat7 Aug 14, 9:54 a.m.

    Another wonderful person . No more free ride . Short rope ,Tall trees for this clown .Why doesnt the judges put these clowns away for life .But instead they are released to roam around and commit more crimes

  • Naysayer Aug 14, 9:32 a.m.

    Wow, that guy is scary looking for sure. Glad they caught him, and hopefully he is never again allowed to victimize the most vulnerable in our society. Hope he enjoys his new life behind bars.

  • jwbmom1965 Aug 14, 9:18 a.m.

    ALL should be killed. Pure trash