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      Lynchburg Man in Federal Court Today for Child Porn

      Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg man will besentenced in federal court Thursday for child porn charges.

      Jesse Leon Coleman and four otherspleaded guilty to multiple charges in November. Prosecutors say the group received emails containing child porn from aman in Russia.

      Coleman faces from 14 to 17.5 years inprison, based on federal sentencing guidelines.

      Prosecutors want Coleman to receive asentence at the higher end of that range. They cite the former sailor's 1998 conviction in military court forchild pornography and his admission to having sex with teenage males while inthe navy.

      Defense attorneys are seeking a lighter sentence, sayingthere's no proof Coleman's partners were minors.

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