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Portsmouth sex offender sentenced to 25 years on child pornography charges

Chesapeake teen allegedly runs off with sex offender she met at church, man charged with child porn
Posted at 2:07 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 14:07:05-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A previously-convicted child sex offender was sentenced to 25 years in prison for producing images of child sexual abuse.

Portsmouth man Lavelle Mayfield, 55, was found to have made 137 ‘erotic’ images and two videos, many with a 16-year-old runaway from Chesapeake, according to officials.

According to court documents, the victim met Mayfield at church and developed a sexual relationship with him, at one point running away to stay with him. During that time, Mayfield produced numerous sexually explicit images and videos of the victim.

Record checks revealed that Mayfield was a registered sex offender and was still under parole until September 2021. The record also showed that Mayfield has several sexual conduct charges in Minnesota from 1994, 1995, and 1999.

All the convictions were listed with the victim being a minor.