Alex DeLorenzo was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in the Department of Correction by Judge Jeffrey Cramer after he was found guilty of possessing child pornography by a jury in March

DeLorenzo will have to register as a sex offender for life and will face 10 years supervised release.

DeLorenzo was accused of willfully possessing materials portraying minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and that conduct includes more than 600 images.

He was found guilty of that charge after just a few hours of deliberation by a jury.

Defense Attorney William Galloway called psychologist Dr. Michael Marshall to testify. According to Marshall, DeLorenzo suffers from a mild form of autism and has issues with obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety.

Marshall recommended an alternative sentencing rather than jail time, saying individual treatment would work better for someone with autism.

He also said that based off numerous tests, DeLorenzo did not show signs of being violent or being a repeat offender.

“He didn’t have any psychotic features where he’s not in touch with reality, those would have been times the number would have been higher, but Alex did not have,” Marshall said.

Cramer said he would consider a reduction in the sentence down the road and would also consider the treatment recommendations from Marshall.