CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield County judge gave a Frenchville man up to 120 years in state prison for creating child pornography while babysitting a 10-year-old girl.
Anthony James Terrizzi, 56, pleaded guilty before Judge Paul Cherry to aggravated indecent assault and photograph/depict sex act of a child in one case and 50 felony counts each of photograph/depict sex act of a child and possession of child pornography in the original case during sentencing court Tuesday.
Cherry gave him a total sentence of 60 to 120 years in state prison.
Terrizzi was ordered to complete a counseling program and to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18. He must also comply with the requirements of Megan’s Law.
Prior to sentencing, Cherry commented that Terrizzi needed “serious help.”
His attorney, Cynthia Lose-Morgan stated that Terrizzi had waived his Megan’s Law assessment to determine if he is a sexually-violent predator prior to sentencing because he wanted to move forward and not cause any more problems for the victim.
Terrizzi himself said he was sorry for what he had done.
According to the affidavit, he was arrested by state police after an investigation into child pornography being downloaded by a computer at his address in October of 2018.
A search warrant served Dec. 20 seized the computer that had at least 50 images of child pornography on it.
The indecent assault charges were filed in July.
According to the affidavit in that case, investigators say between Dec. 29, 2017 and Dec. 20, 2018, Terrizzi was babysitting the victim when he used a cell phone to produce pornographic videos of the girl in nude and sexualized positions.
Dennis Paul Hudgens, 68, who also lived at the Frenchville residence, was found guilty of 50 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal conspiracy/possession of child pornography after a trial in August. He is scheduled to be sentenced in November.