Last week, Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson began her confirmation hearings in the Senate. During the hearings, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Jackson on her record of giving light sentences to people who consume and distribute child pornography.
Cruz pointed out that during her time as a judge and on the federal sentencing commission, she consistently gave people lesser sentences than what was recommended by federal sentencing guidelines for child pornography related offenses.
Now, a man convicted by Jackson of distributing over 600 images of child pornography told the Washington Post that is he ‘grateful’ to the Supreme Court Nominee for giving him a light sentence.
The Epoch Times Reports–
“A man convicted of child pornography distribution is grateful that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gave him a sentence lower than that recommended by prosecutors and sentencing guidelines.
Wesley Hawkins said he was displeased when Jackson sentenced him in 2013 but later reconsidered his view.
“I wasn’t very happy that she gave me three months, though, after reflection when I was in jail, I was hearing from other people who said it was their first time arrested and they got five years, six years,” Hawkins told the Washington Post.
“I feel that she chose to take into consideration the fact that I was just getting started and she knew this was going to hold me back for years to come regardless, so she didn’t really want to add on to that,” he added.
A clerk at the appeals court Jackson serves on didn’t pick up the phone or return a voicemail seeking comment on the remarks. The White House didn’t return an inquiry.”
Hawkins faced up to 20 years in prison. He was released from prison in 2019 and has admitted that he continues to consume child pornography of children as young as 13 years old. He was committed to a treatment facility for 180 days and is subjected to regular searches of his laptop.