Another Sentencing Delay for Priest in Child Porn Case
By Jessica Masulli Reyes
October 24, 2016
A judge once again postponed the sentencing for a former Navy chaplain and Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to taking pornographic pictures of a teen boy and then distributing the images.
Several sentencing dates for John Thomas Matthew Lee, 50, have been canceled since March, including the most recent one scheduled for Tuesday. He now is expected to be sentenced in February.
The request for a delay was granted after Lee's attorney complained in court filings that prosecutors initially said they would likely recommend a 25-year prison sentence, but now are asking the judge for a maximum of 50 years.