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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 5, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brent Horst, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Timothy B. Lenarduzzi.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; L. Ray Whitley, District Attorney General; and Jayson Criddle, Assistant District Attorney, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Timothy B. Lenarduzzi (“the Defendant”) pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. In his plea agreement, he agreed to a sentencing range of “[e]ight to [t]welve years at one hundred percent on each count to run concurrent,” leaving the length of the sentence to be determined by the trial court. After a hearing, the trial court sentenced the Defendant as a Range I offender to eleven years for each aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor conviction and eleven years for each sexual exploitation of a minor conviction, all to be served concurrently. On appeal, the Defendant argues that the length of his sentence is improper. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.