Life Prison Term Sought for Former San Pierre Man

Federal prosecutors are asking for a life prison term for a man who pleaded guilty to making child pornography while living in San Pierre. A sentencing report was filed this week in U.S. District Court in Hammond.

Randall Fletcher, Jr. pleaded guilty in September of last year to taking pornographic pictures of a seven year old child in February 2002 in San Pierre. Before that, he was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder when he tried to have the mother of a 15-year-old girl he was having sex with killed. This was in 1995.

The government searched his computer in 2009 and according to the motion, charged that Fletcher encrypted about 400,000 child pornography images. An encrypted file is done using a secret code to make it unintelligible to unauthorized parties.

Fletcher will be sentenced February 28th.