Friday’s sentencing hearing for former Ketchikan mayor Jack Shay has been rescheduled. The hearing now will start at 11 a.m. Aug. 2o in Ketchikan Superior Court.
Shay pleaded guilty in April to seven counts of possession of child pornography. It was part of a plea deal in which prosecutors agreed to drop 84 additional child pornography charges.
Under the terms of the agreement, Shay and the District Attorney’s office accepted a sentence of 35 years in prison with 18 suspended and 17 to serve.
The 80-year-old Shay was arrested in November 2011 after police received information that images of child pornography were found on a computer he had taken in for repairs.
Police served a search warrant at his home and say they found more child pornography images. According to the court file, police also found a homemade video that showed Shay sexually touching a prepubescent girl.
Shay is a former mayor of both the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and City of Ketchikan. He was a Ketchikan City Council Member at the time of his arrest, and resigned his Council seat three days later.
He also served as the former head of the State Division of Employment Security and is a past president of the Alaska Municipal League.