Sex offender Steven Michael Conklin, of West Covina, was given a 75-year to life sentence in Pomona Superior Court this morning, according to reporter Brian Day.
This from an earlier story on Conklin:
Steven Michael Conklin, 44, of West Covina was convicted Friday of possession of child pornography, failing to register as a sex offender, and two counts stemming from failing to report a change of address, court officials said.
He is due back at the Pomona Superior Court May 22 sentencing, and faces a minimum of 75 years in prison, said West Covina police Lt. Ron Mitchell.
“This will being closure to a lot of people,” Mitchell said. He described Conklin’s anticipated lengthy prison stay as a victory not just for West Covina, but for the community at large.
Mitchell said there’s no doubt in his mind that Conklin is dangerous.
“His (criminal) practices have been very consistent through throughout several decades,” he said.
Conklin turned himself in to West Covina police Sept. 28 after being informed there was a warrant for his arrest, police said shortly after the arrest.
Police began investigating him after he failed to register as a sex offender within five days of his birthday, as required by Megan’s Law, Mitchell said.