GAINESVILLE, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– Florida man convicted on charges of production, receipt, and possession of child pornography on Thursday, June 3.
John Ernst Tennant Jr., 70, of Gainesville has been convicted after the jury reached a guilty verdict at the conclusion of a three-day trial.READ MORE: Ketanji Brown Jackson Joins US Supreme Court
Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the verdict on Thursday, June 3.READ MORE: Delta pilots protest for new contracts, more pay ahead of July 4th weekend
“The prosecution of persons who sexually victimize children is a priority of this District,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Coody. “With the assistance of our law enforcement partners, we will ensure that those who engage in such heinous conduct will be held accountable for their actions.”
Tennant’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 17, 2021, at 2:00 pm, at the United States Courthouse in Gainesville before the Honorable Allen Winsor.MORE NEWS: Both Sides In Abortion Fight Wait To See How Far DeSantis Will Go In Florida
Tennant faces a mandatory minimum term of fifteen years imprisonment to Life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a maximum term of Life on supervised release.