A Naval Academy worker who pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography was sentenced yesterday to five years of probation and ordered to have no unsupervised contact with children.
Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul A. Hackner brushed aside a state prosector's request for jail time, noting that the defendant, David N. Sprachner, 44, had no prior record and had sought counseling. Sprachner spent 13 days in jail after his arrest in December and had been on home confinement until his sentencing yesterday.
"We're not happy with the sentence at all," said Kristin Riggin, a spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County state's attorney.
Sprachner, who had lived in Glen Burnie before moving to Odenton a few months ago, had been a maintenance help-desk employee at the academy for five years when he was arrested in December on child pornography charges. Co-workers had caught him viewing photographs of nude children on his desktop computer.