LOS ANGELES — A sentencing hearing for a Green Valley man who ad­mit­ted possessing thousands of images and videos of child pornography that in­clu­ding some depicting children under the age of 2 was delayed until today .

Richard Celestino, 48, pleaded guilty in July in Los Angeles federal court to pos­ses­sion of child pornography, ad­mit­ting that he used a peer-to-peer file-shar­ing network to distribute and possess more than 8,000 illicit images and videos.

U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson granted a one-day delay in sentencing Celestino to allow attorneys to review some of the conditions of the 48-year-old defendant’s post-prison supervision.

Prosecutors are recommending that An­der­son sentence Celestino to six years be­hind bars, followed by federal su­per­vision for the rest of his life.

The government also requests that the defendant be ordered to pay a $5,000 spe­cial assessment pursuant to the Just­ice for Victims of Trafficking Act, plus res­ti­tu­tion in an amount to be determined at a later hearing.

 Celestino’s defense attorney wants a three-year federal prison term, followed by lifetime supervision.

“The children depicted in these images and videos are real children,” prosecutors wrote in court papers, although it is not alleged that the defendant had any per­sonal contact with any of them.

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