Man sentenced for child porn, sex assault

A mug shot of Jeffrey Marchione. (Aug. 8, 2013)
A mug shot of Jeffrey Marchione. (Aug. 8, 2013)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A licensed counselor and foster parent is heading to a federal prison for child pornography and sexual assault.

Jeffery Marchione was sentenced Thursday morning in a federal court in Kent County to 30 years in prison.

Late last year, Marchione pleaded guilty in federal court to three child pornography charges and a criminal sexual conduct charge. As part of a plea deal, he agreed to plead guilty to a charge of third-degree CSC in Kent County.

When he was arrested in July 2013, investigators said they found more than 43,000 images and videos of child pornography on his computer.

The Caledonia Township man was a counselor in Kent County and former foster parent to more than 20 children, and allegedly wrote a manifesto on sexual abuse.

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