Florida man sentenced to 885 years in child porn case

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Posted: Oct 12, 2015 1:51 PM

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused in a plot to lure a 9-year-old girl to a vacant home, kill the child's family members and then videotape himself raping her has been sentenced to 885 years in prison on child porn charges.

The judge on Monday ordered 31-year-old Shawn Thomas to serve 15 years for each of 59 counts of possession of child pornography. He was convicted in July.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials say Thomas told the family he was a student making an independent film. The grandfather entered the house near Orlando, leaving the girl and his son-in-law in the car. He became suspicious and left before anything could happen.

Thomas also faces trial on attempted murder and attempted rape charges. A date has not been determined.