Bryan T. Farr, 35, was in Cheshire County Superior Court Wednesday for a re-sentencing.
In early 2009, Farr pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and delivering child pornography, both felonies.
On the conviction for delivering child pornography, Farr was sentenced to a year at the
He received a suspended prison sentence of three to six years, with 10 years of probation for his conviction on possession of child pornography.
But following a N.H. Supreme Court decision in October that ruled Farr could not be charged with both counts because they were for the same crime, prosecutors and Farr’s attorney agreed that the possession charge and its prison sentence would be dropped.
During the re-sentencing hearing Wednesday, Farr’s public defender, Thomas A. Barnard, asked that Superior Court Judge John P. Arnold increase the amount of suspended jail time in exchange for a longer probation period.
Barnard proposed that
Farr, a former Swanzey resident who now lives in
At the time of his arrest, Farr worked as a
His teaching credentials were revoked following his felony conviction, according to documents from the N.H. Department of Education.
“He lost not only his job, but his career,” Barnard said in court Wednesday.
Barnard also argued that Farr has faced punishment in the community because his personal reputation was badly damaged by an error in an article that appeared in The Sentinel in 2006.
The Sentinel article, which cited court documents, said that
“It’s impossible to underestimate the degree to which that (newspaper article) devastated Mr. Farr’s reputation and standing in the community,” Barnard said.
At the close of the hearing,
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