Phoenix man sentenced to 121 years for filming sex with minors

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jun 30, 2017

A Phoenix man was sentenced Friday to 121 years and 3 months in prison for filming sexual acts with minors.

Police say 27-year-old Donald Linville was originally arrested in 2012 for secretly recording his female neighbor’s home from a camera on her balcony.

Police say Linville’s computers were seized during that investigation, which led to the discovery of videos of him with what appeared to be minors participating in sexual acts. Child pornography photos were also found on Linville’s computer and Linville allegedly admitted to police that the computers were solely his.

“There are more than a dozen victims in this case consisting of women who were violated by someone they trusted and young children whose degree of victimization may never truly be known. This sentence is a clear demonstration of our commitment to hold the defendant accountable for all of his victims,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “Arizona has some of the strongest penalties in the country against possessors of child pornography and my office will not hesitate to see to it that defendants face the full weight of justice,” he added.

Linville was found guilty of two counts of unlawful video taping, one count of sexual conduct with a minor, and 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.