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Commissioner Caroline Lennon, a 1st Judicial District judge, cautioned against setting the severity score at C for use of minors under 13 in a sexual performance. Most charges involving minors in a sexual performance involve peers of the same age group, she said. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)
Commissioner Caroline Lennon, a 1st Judicial District judge, cautioned against setting the severity score at C for use of minors under 13 in a sexual performance. Most charges involving minors in a sexual performance involve peers of the same age group, she said. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)

Commission stands pat on child porn sentencing ranking

The Minnesota County Attorneys Association partially succeeded in getting their case for increased child-porn penalties reopened by the state’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission last week. But, at least for now, they have lost.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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