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Abductor gets 170yrs for porn
Dec 21 2007 08:07:56:210PM
A man already serving multiple life sentences for kidnapping two boys has been sentenced to 170 years for making pornography of one of the boys.
St Louis – A man already serving multiple life sentences for kidnapping two boys was sentenced in federal court on Friday to 170 years for making pornography of one of the boy he kidnapped and sexually assaulted.
Michael Devlin, a former pizzeria manager in Missouri, is already serving multiple life terms for kidnapping and assaulting Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby. This time around, a federal judge went well beyond the sentencing guideline of 30 years.
The sentence followed from a guilty plea Devlin entered in October to six counts of making pornographic photos and videotapes of Hornbeck, who was abducted at age 11 in 2001. Devlin was also sentenced on Friday for taking Hornbeck across state lines on trips to Illinois and Arizona with the intent of sexually assaulting him.
The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of sexual assaults, but the identities of Devlin's victims became widely known in the coverage of his arrest and prosecution.
Devlin, 42, was sentenced to multiple life sentences in October after admitting to crimes in three different Missouri counties connected to the abductions of Hornbeck and 13-year-old Ben Ownby in January. Both boys were found in Devlin's apartment four days after Ownby was abducted.
At the federal sentencing hearing on Friday, Devlin appeared thinner, with a heavier beard. He showed no emotion, except for an occasional twitch of his shackled hands.