"In the scheme of sex offenders," Costantin argued, "it really doesn't get much worse than this."

Finally, Judge Shaw had his say. "Mr. Greenwell, you, as well as your attorney, Ms. Trog, say you are a good person. You may be a good person in some ways, but you are a very bad person in others, an extremely bad person. You have taken advantage of some of the most vulnerable people that exist: children. You've shattered their lives. If you're going to be a useful citizen, you're going to have to be a useful citizen in the penitentiary, because you're going to be there for the rest of your life, and that's just the way that is."

Shaw sentenced Greenwell to twenty years on each count, to run consecutively.

On October 23, 2009, federal and state authorities arrested Jeffrey Greenwell just outside his home in Miramiguoa Park and detained him at the Franklin County Jail.
On October 23, 2009, federal and state authorities arrested Jeffrey Greenwell just outside his home in Miramiguoa Park and detained him at the Franklin County Jail.
The Miramiguoa Park home where Greenwell lived prior to his arrest.
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The Miramiguoa Park home where Greenwell lived prior to his arrest.

Two weeks later Trog appealed the 100-year term on Greenwell's behalf. She contends that the federal government has enacted flawed sentencing guidelines, and that the sentence the trial court imposed was unreasonable and excessive in light of Greenwell's background and the nature of his offenses.

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