Dean Worthington, a former public information officer for the Columbus Police Department was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail and pay a fine after pleading guilty to four child pornography charges, according to MyFox28Columbus.com.
The judge initially sentenced Worthington to nine years in prison but suspended the sentence on the condition that he serve 90 days and pay a $5,000 fine. If he does not pay the fine, he will serve 180 days in jail. He has other restrictions as well.
Worthington will have to register as a Tier II sex offender for the next 25 years and serve a strict probationary period after getting out of jail. The conditions include drug and alcohol screenings, no access to the internet, no unsupervised contact with unrelated minors, and completion of a program for sex offenders. He will also have to go through alcohol counseling and remain sober.
Was this a fair sentence?