Lafayette man sentenced to 235 months for possession of child porn

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Mark Speer

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. – A Lafayette man was sentenced to 235 months (19.5 years) of prison for possession of child porn Thursday.

Mark D. Speer, 45, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

While helping babysit a child near Lafayette in September 2013, police say Speer persuaded the 3-year-old to remove her clothes.

He then used his cell phone to record the child while making sexually explicit remarks, according to police.

Police also say Speer used his email account and cell phone to download more than 100 child pornography photos from the internet.

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