LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky newspaper reports a man who was abused by a Catholic priest in Louisville as a child has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using two boys to produce child pornography.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1TtP0JM ) reports that 47-year-old Michael Mudd, of Bullitt County near Louisville, was sentenced Wednesday to the 30 years sought by prosecutors.
Mudd pleaded guilty in June to two counts of producing child pornography. His attorney had requested a 15-year sentence, saying Mudd's case "justifies a degree of mercy not otherwise warranted."
Mudd says he was molested at age 11 by the Rev. Daniel C. Clark. Clark pleaded guilty in 1988 to abusing Mudd and another boy.
Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell said that while Mudd's own abuse was unfortunate, the public still must be protected.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com