Topeka man seeks lighter sentence for sex crimes
A Topeka man who pleaded guilty to 26 counts of sexually exploiting a child is fighting efforts to have him sentenced to two life terms.
Forty-eight-year-old Timothy Lee Floyd was arrested last November after investigators found 750 videos and thousands of child pornography images on his computer. Shawnee County prosecutors said Floyd shot some of the videos and bought others.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Floyd was scheduled for sentencing Thursday. But his lawyer filed a motion arguing for less than the back-to-back life sentences requested by prosecutors.
In a letter filed with the motion, Floyd says he didn't know it was such a severe crime to copy material available for free on the Internet. He also says medication he took for panic attacks made him act "without any fear."