Georgia Man Sentenced To 1,000 Years In Prison For Child Porn Gets Parole

Courtesy of Georgia Department of Corrections

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Police reportedly found more than 26,000 child pornography files on Peter Mallory's computer.

A Georgia man once described as a prolific collector of child pornography will have the chance to serve the remainder of his 1,000-year sentence on parole, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • Peter Mallory was released on parole on May 27 by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
  • Mallory, the 72-year-old former owner of LaGrange television station WCAG-TV, was convicted in December 2012 of “60 counts of sexual exploitation of children, three counts of invasion of privacy and one count of tampering with evidence.”
  • After the LaGrange Police Department was “alerted to more than 600 suspected child porn files linked to a computer in LaGrange,” the investigation led to Mallory’s television studio.
  • Authorities seized more than 26,000 files of child pornography.
  • According to District Attorney Herb Cranford, the “invasion of privacy counts stemmed from a hidden camera Mallory installed in his office that he used to secretly record young women.”
  • At Mallory’s sentencing, Coweta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon said he was “probably the most prolific collector of child pornography in the entire world.”
  • Cranford advocated against Mallory’s release in a December letter to the parole board, according to the report.

“The evidence shows that Mallory is sexually deviant and commits these crimes by compulsion as much as by choice,” he said in the letter. “In the current digital age, no amount of supervision can stop a compulsive sexual deviant like Mallory from seeking out the most heinous images and videos of small children being sexually abused.”

  • The AJC reported that parole board “spokesman Steve Hayes said Mallory actually served five months in prison beyond the date he was eligible for release by law and the board followed its guidelines system to determine his parole.”

Mallory was first eligible for parole in December 2019, seven years after his conviction. According to a parole board spokesman, Mallory’s eligibility was determined by Georgia’s sentencing laws for consecutive sentences, despite the length of his sentence.

For the remainder of his 1,000-year sentence, “Mallory will be required to register as a sex offender and will be subject to having his parole revoked if he violates the law or the conditions of his release. He is banished from Troup County, is on electronic monitoring and cannot contact any victims.”

Read the full report.

Comments (3)
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BakkerisaHypocrite
BakkerisaHypocrite

This is a grotesque mismanagement of justice. He should be removed from the gene pool.

RobinM
RobinM

The real travesty here is that he did not die in prison.

Lilbearlobo
Lilbearlobo

In other news, Mallory is now the leading Republican candidate for the next governor of Georgia!


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