Dennis Flint sentencing postponed |

Dennis Flint sentencing postponed

Editor’s Note: Child pornography charges were eventually dismissed.

The sentencing hearing for Dennis Flint, a local man charged with possession of child pornography who accepted a plea deal on reduced charges in December, has been postponed until March 21, District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said.

The sentencing, initially set for Monday, was delayed because a court-ordered psycho-sexual evaluation is not yet complete, Hurlbert said.

Flint pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of computer crime Dec. 6 after two separate juries were unable to reach unanimous verdicts resulting in two mistrials on the felony child-porn charges last year.

The computer crime charge carries a sentence of three to 12 months in jail and fines of up to $1,000.

Flint was arrested in 2009 after an FBI investigation found graphic sexual images of children as young as 3 on computer hard drives in the Flint home in July of 2006. The FBI was tipped off by Flint’s now ex-wife, Dawn, who installed hidden software that captured screen images on the family’s computer.

Before his arrest Flint was CEO of High Country Health Care. After graduating from Summit High School he attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and later served in the Air Force as a pilot. He has never been convicted of a felony.

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