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A Clark County man and former pee wee football coach who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography was sentenced this week to 10 years in federal prison.

Timothy K. Wright, 46, of New Carlisle was sentenced Wednesday in Dayton's U.S. District Court, according to the office of Judge Walter Rice.

Wright's July 25 sentencing hearing was cut short when a judge told a psychologist he was not prepared to testify.

A clinical psychologist had testified via phone that Wright had anti-social personality traits before Rice cut the doctor off for "lack of professionalism."

Dr. Anthony Byrd testified in persononMonday ahead of Wednesday's sentencing.

Wright faced a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 20 years, according to court documents. In April, Wright pleaded guilty to two child pornography counts and was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.

Byrd, who has worked at the Dayton VA for 26 years, said during his initial testimony that testing showed that Wright tried to suppress negative aspects of his personality.

Between June 30, 2013 and July 24, 2015, Wright had more than 700 images on his cell phone or computer that "contained visual depictions of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct," according to the case's statement of facts.

Wright had at least 23 images of child pornography in his Twitter account, and had traded at least six photos with other users, according to court records. In July 2015, federal agents seized his electronics.

Wright, who served prison time in the 1990s for a case in Greene County, was a volunteer football coach for the Park Layne Wee Arrows youth football organization.

As a non-profit, the group was not required to do background checks on coaches but has started to do them after this incident.

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