Ex-fire union president pleads guilty to Delaware child porn charge

WILMINGTON, Del. — A former Delaware firefighter is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.

The News Journal reports an attorney for Joseph J. Leonetti Jr. told a judge at a plea hearing Wednesday that job-related post-traumatic stress disorder caused Leonetti to fall into pornography “as a way of self-medicating.”

Leonetti is a former Wilmington Fire Department Union President. He will remain under house arrest until his sentencing, which is scheduled for August, the newspaper reported.

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