A terminally ill former Illinois state lawmaker was sentenced today to eight years in prison for sending more than 2,000 files containing child pornography through office computers.
Former Democratic Illinois State Representative Keith Farnham, 67, of Elgin, suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and is expected to have only a few months to live, according to court documents.
Farnham’s defense lawyer had asked to allow his wheelchair-bound client to die at home with ‘dignity’ under house arrest, but US District Judge Edmond Chang rejected the request Thursday.
The 67-year-old dying man added that he, too, was a victim of sexual abuse betweenthe ages of 6-10.
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