A Jamaican man will spend three years in jail and another three on extended supervision in Wisconsin in the United States after pleading no contest in court to possessing child pornography.
Jermayne S. Webley, 28, must also pay about US$2,000 in fines, register as a sex offender and have no contact with minors.
After completing his sentence, Webley may face deportation.
Webley’s home in Wisconsin was raided by state investigators in May.
The Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation entered his Grand Canyon Drive apartment near Lake Delton and confiscated several hard drives and a computer. Investigators found videos and images that depicted young boys engaged in sex acts.
The sentence, negotiated by Webley’s attorney and the Sauk County District Attorney’s Office before being accepted by Circuit Judge Wendy Klicko, is the minimum allowed under state law. Webley’s attorney David Susens said his client has been a model employee at multiple jobs, and has no criminal record.
The Jamaican has spent his entire adult life in the U.S. and married an American woman. Webley had hoped to become a naturalized U.S. citizen and join the military, but a felony conviction will prevent that.