Man given five year sentence

May 7th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: News

A Loveland man has been sentenced to five years community control for pandering sexually oriented material involving minors.

Thomas Schoo was sentenced by Judge William Walker April 19 after pleading guilty to five counts of pandering on April 5.

Schoo was indicted on 20 counts of either pandering or illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material when it was discovered on March 5, 2009 that he had 20 individual pieces of illegal material.

According to assistant prosecutor Jason Nagel, Schoo downloaded 20 items on a computer and while he was in possession of the material, he did not create it.

"Along with his community control the Judge listed a slew of things he needs to do and not do," Nagel said. "He cannot have any unsupervised contact with children."

In addition to five years community control, Schoo must register as a Tier II sex offender.

Among the list of things Schoo can and cannot do is maintaining a full-time job. He is not allowed to posses a computer without permission from the state, he cannot possess pornography, he cannot be a member of any online dating or social networking sites or enter any adult oriented businesses.

If Schoo violates his community control parameters he would face a prison sentence of two years.

Nagel said the state agreed to drop the remaining 15 charges in exchange for a plea because they would have had no effect on the length of Schoo's community control.
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