old_computer.jpgTerry Childs, the computer engineer convicted of tampering with the city’s network passwords, is in court for sentencing this afternoon after several postponements to prepare motions.

Childs had allegedly withheld passwords to the city’s Country FiberWAN computer system and locked out access to other officials. Although no harm was done to the network, the cost to rectify the problem and regain access has been estimated to be almost $1 million.

Prosecutors say that Childs will face a two-to-five-year sentence in prison, but will receive credit for time served in jail. He may also be charged to pay restitution to the city.

His sentencing date was already postponed once to July 2, but that was again delayed due to requests from attorneys for more time to file motions from the defense.

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