SANTA ROSA (KRON) — A former state corrections officer was sentenced to a year in jail for possession child pornography and a peeping incident which involved a 15-year-old relative.
According to Sonoma County prosecutors, Todd Morrow, 44, of American Canyon secretly photographed his 15-year-old relative in her bedroom and bathroom over several weeks last fall.
The girl’s mother discovered a thumb drive in Morrow’s pants pocket while she was laundering his California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation uniform and notified authorities, according to the district attorney’s office.
Morrow’s post as a corrections officer has since been terminated.
The district attorney’s office asked for a state prison term, but Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Robert LaForge sentenced Morrow to the jail and probation term and ordered him to undergo mandatory sex offender counseling and register for the rest of his life as a sex offender.
“Not only did the defendant violate a position of trust, he violated the sanctity of the home in areas where privacy is presumed,” District Attorney Jill Ravitch said in a statement.
“Although we are disappointed the court chose against sending the defendant to prison, registration as a sex offender will warn the public of his sexual misconduct for the rest of his life, and hopefully act to prevent any future criminality on his part,” Ravitch said.