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Mason City man sentenced to Beje Clark for possession of child porn

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who had been facing up to two years in prison on an aggravated misdemeanor count of possession of child porn was sentenced to reside at Beje Clark for 6 months or until maximum benefits are achieved as part of a voluntary negotiated plea of guilt.

The charge followed an execution of a search warrant by Mason City Police Department in July of 2011. Evidence collected during the warrant included a USB flash drive and CD-R containing pornographic images of children being sexually exploited.

In November Mason City police filed a formal criminal complaint and 27-year-old Andrew Henry Martin was charged with one aggravated misdemeanor count of possession of child porn 1st offense.

Court records show on Tuesday, March 13th, Martin entered a voluntary negotiated written guilty plea ahead of a scheduled trial in Cerro Gordo County District Court on April 10th.

Following the guilty plea presiding Senior Judge Carlynn D. Grupp handed down a 2 year suspended prison sentence and ordered Martin to serve 2 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Judge Grupp aslo suspended a minimum $625 criminal fine in the case ordering Martin to pay $350 in court costs.

Judge Grupp did sentence Martin to reside at Beje Clark for 6 months or until maximum benefits are achieved. In addition Martin is required to register as a sex offender under Iowa law for 10 years.

Early Thursday morning Martin registered as a sex offender with the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department.

SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

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If your child were to send a nude pic to a boyfriend/girlfriend, would you support a felony charge and lengthy prison term for your child?

What A Low Life Piece Of ShiT! A Skimpy Fine And A Slap On The Wrist For One Of The Most disgusting Crimes! Did I Hear He Is A Father? They Let This Thing Have Children???????

Emotional aren’t we.

“What A Low Life Piece Of ShiT! A Skimpy Fine And A Slap On The Wrist For One Of The Most disgusting Crimes!”

Slap on the wrist? Hardly; 2 years probation, 6 months at Beje Clark (hopefully he will make the changes needed in his life), a small fine, and 10 years on the Sex Offenders Registery. The last is the real punishment. When ever a child goes missing he’ll get tag for it, if he decides/needs to move his options will be extremely limited, neighbors may shune him or even “take matters into thier own hands” (after all his address is easily obtained). Now least you think I am soft on child porn/pedophiles, he brought this all on himself and must now pay “the piper”. I know you want them castrated/put away for life, so any other punishment would be too easy.

“Did I Hear He Is A Father? They Let This Thing Have Children???????”

Ah, eugenics. Who will make the decision on who reproduces and who doesn’t? You? What unique qualifications do you have to make this decision?.

This is disgusting! They should have locked him up! And who defends a freakin’ pedophile!!!! O-M-GAWD!!!!!

I by no means think that what Andy did is ok but I do know that he is a good man, son, brother, husband, father and friend! I was beyond shocked to read about this and hope that whatever demons may be bothering him he can get rid of.

This article doesn’t say he molested a child. It says he was arrested for possession of child pornography. There is a big difference between those 2 offenses. I hope that Beje Clark actually has some way to help him instead of just housing him for 6 months. Do they have an inpatient psychiatric program? I don’t have any time for sex offenders of any ilk, but if he hasn’t acted on his pedophilia, the judge can’t put him away for very long.

The judge could have put him away for two years. Collecting pictures of children being sexually abused is one of the 1st steps before these pedophiles move on to doing the things in the pictures they are aroused by.

This guy bothers me a lot as well. I’m hoping that Beje has some decent inpatient treatment that he wouldn’t get in jail and that can continue once he’s out. Because he has not been charged with molestation, maybe he’s not beyond help.

CASTRATION is the best pounishment for these creeps !!!!!!!!!!!

Whoopdedo-another 6 months in Beje with a suspended fine and prison sentence. He will probably walk away next week and molest another child.

Wow…what horrible judges we have in this county.

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