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Wake Forest man gets max sentence for child porn

Posted April 20, 2009 5:31 p.m. EDT
Updated April 20, 2009 9:40 p.m. EDT

— A judge gave John Thomas Davis, 59, of Wake Forest, the maximum possible sentence Monday for using a girl to make pornographic images.

The victim reported Davis to Wake Forest Police in June 2007. She said he had taken pictures of her in 2000 and 2001, when she was 14, in simulated torture, bondage and execution scenes.

Davis pleaded guilty to six counts of manufacturing child pornography and one count of receipt of child pornography. United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced Davis to seven consecutive 20-year prison terms.

An investigation of Davis’s computer yielded more than 3,000 images of child pornography. Investigators found additional images on floppy disks and on printouts at Davis’s home.

At his sentencing hearing, the victim said Davis was a violent, manipulative man who could not be rehabilitated.