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Jan 17, 2012 10:05 AM by AP

Ex-trooper asks for delay in sentencing

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Jay Sandifer, an ex-state trooper who pleaded guilty in October to receiving child pornography over the Internet, wants to delay his sentencing, scheduled for Jan. 19 in Alexandria.
Sandifer requested that U.S. District Judge Dee Drell issue a continuance because Sandifer's attorney is scheduled for a trial in Baton Rouge from Jan. 23 to Jan. 27.
The Town Talk (Ex-Trooper-Child Porn) reports Drell has not yet ruled on the request.
Sandifer faces five to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Sandifer also faces state charges in three parishes alleging inappropriate behavior with children and possessing child pornography.
Sandifer pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to one count of receiving child pornography, which he viewed on his personal computer and State Police work computer.

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