A Broward County man, 68-year-old Randy Jerome Pozdol, who filmed himself performing sex acts on two children he was helping care for was sentenced Monday in Miami federal court to the maximum term of 30 years — akin to a life sentence — on his conviction for one count of producing child pornography. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard rejected the defense argument for a lighter sentence (15 years) based on Pozdol not having a prior record. Pozdol told the judge he had struggled with alcohol addiction, and as he tried to tackle it, a sex addiction took over. Records show he was really active in Alcoholic Anonymous. The crimes were further complicated by Pozdol’s relationship with the children’s mother, both as her lover and as her AA sponsor. She died in November 2006 of what was, at the time, ruled an accidental drug overdose. The pornographic video Pozdol made showed the woman’s children, the boy between 7 and 9 and the girl between 4 and 6, while they were apparently drugged into unconsciousness as Pozdol performed sex acts on them in their Dania Beach residence. Initially, Pozdol had faced state child pornography possession charges in Miami-Dade and capital rape charges in Broward. But state prosecutors agreed to drop their cases and allow the federal prosecution to take precedence. for more information go to the Miami Herald.
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