Escambia 19-Year Old Gets 18 Years On Child Porn Charges

April 3, 2021

An Escambia County man has been sentenced to state prison on child pornography charges.

Donnie James Mclachlan, 19, was sentenced to 18 years and designated as a sexual offenders by Judge Jennie Kinsey.

Mclachlan entered a plea straight up to the court on 15 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of using a computer to solicit the sexual conduct of a child, and one count of transmission of harmful material to a minor.

The charges stemmed from an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigation. An Escambia resident contacted law enforcement after Mclachlan sent her minor child a nude photograph of himself over social media. After an investigation, a search warrant was served at Mclachlan’s residence. A large quantity of child pornography was found on various storage devices in Mclachlan’s possession. After being interviewed by law enforcement, Mclachlan
admitted to possessing the child pornography and sending the nude photo to the minor victim.

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12 Responses to “Escambia 19-Year Old Gets 18 Years On Child Porn Charges”

  1. Trisha on April 8th, 2021 12:19 pm

    As with many things, The Devil is in the Details. What was the age of the “child”? In my younger years a 14 or 15 yr old girl looked their age. Now is another story. Makeup used at an early age, clothes that don’t cover a lot of body parts. Language that would make a sailor blush. Of course girls lie about their age when they are flirting with boys. Of course many young, or not so young girls and boys think nothing of posting nude pictures. This is the world we are living in whether we like it or not. Look at the examples that children grow up looking at! So again we come to details. Was the girl 16? 17? 18? Of course any parent would be shocked to see what is going on. We prefer to think that our “children” would never do anything like that! However, the joke is on us for being so naive.

    Don’t be so quick to judge when you don’t know all of the circumstances.

  2. anon on April 7th, 2021 9:18 pm

    @David is that how old she was? 17? If so that’s an insane sentence for him to get. It is insane regardless but moreso if she was only a few years younger than him.

  3. 429SCJ on April 6th, 2021 7:05 am

    @PB

    “How do you charge a predator in China/Russia/Israel?”

    You charge these predators in American court, you place an international bounty upon their head.

    You give me clear backgrounds and unobstructed line of sight, I can show you the paradigm of deleterious.

  4. PB on April 5th, 2021 9:24 am

    @429SCJ
    Production isnt as clear cut anymore. With minors on Snapchat/Tiktok/Zoom/Skype/etc it is absurdly easy for predators to convince an insecure young teen to show themselves. The predators then record it and sell/distribute it to the scum.
    By letter of the law, the child is the producer and the predator is a distributor which opens up some pretty tricky legal proceedings. Law enforcement (to include DAs) are at a bit of a loss on how to charge them especially if the predator is outside the US. How do you arrest a predator in Russia/China/Venuzuela/etc?

  5. Katrina on April 5th, 2021 12:05 am

    18 yrs is way to much for any young adult to do u put anyone in prison for that long u might as well give them life cause that is all they are going to know and when they get out they are not going to be able to deal with the outside. And this is still a child regardless if he is 18 people make mistakes do i think what he did was ok heck no but 18 years prison is too freaking much where maybe 5 yrs and a lot of therapy would have been better

  6. 429SCJ on April 4th, 2021 8:52 pm

    Possession Arrest: Off the chart.

    Production Arrest: 0

    Law enforcement arrest these sick jerks a dime a dozen, but when it comes to the producers, Law Enforcement is at the end of it’s leash.

    The Justice and State Departments should arrest and prosecute these producers, regardless of international incident or political consequences.

    Regardless of “return laws”, these people are criminals.

  7. William L on April 4th, 2021 4:54 pm

    @David I agree, I don’t think this kid deserves 18 years in prison, Glad social media wasn’t around when I was a teenager.

  8. David on April 3rd, 2021 6:37 pm

    Don’t misunderstand me I am not defending or condoning his behavior. There must be more to this story. A 19 yr old getting 18 yrs in prison seems pretty rough. I’m not saying he doesn’t deserve it but at 19 ish I would not have thought twice about consensual sex with a 17 yr old.

  9. NPC on April 3rd, 2021 2:18 pm

    In the same way that those convicted of multiple felonies will not possess firearms the other low life child pornography freaks will never use or promote it again after their family reunion/prison sentence.

  10. sam on April 3rd, 2021 7:39 am

    unfortunately those types are everywhere out there. watch your kids on computers.

  11. JTV on April 3rd, 2021 4:52 am

    Pretty weak judge Kinsey, 18-years for 17 sex charges? It’s not Halloween judge, stop handing out candy.

  12. Mad lady on April 3rd, 2021 2:44 am

    What a young kid to be that sick.maybe in prison he will learn right from wrong.what was his child hood like? Omg that’s a sick young guy.





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