An Arizona man could spend the rest of his life in prison following a conviction for 11 counts of child pornography.
John Hartman is accused of possessing child pornography images on both his cell phone and his home computer. He was arrested in November 2007 after another man alerted police after finding Hartman's cell phone. The police were able to track Hartman down and, upon searching his home computer, found more child pornography images there.
Hartman was convicted of all 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Because he faces 10 to 24 years in state prison for each count, he could be sentenced to 110 years in prison if he is ordered to serve out his sentences consecutively. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for March.
Hartman's attorney claims that someone stole her client's phone and downloaded the pornographic images without her client's knowledge.
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