http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/summit/1131014085122321.xml&coll=2 from THE PLAIN DEALER Thursday, November 03, 2005 Karen Farkas Plain Dealer Reporter Akron -- John Lockhart, a lawyer with a family and a business rehabilitating homes, was open with friends about his extramarital affairs, swinging and drug use, police said. But he did not tell anyone about his forays into pornography, including raping a 4-month-old girl, photographing the acts and storing the images on his computer, police said. For those crimes, Lockhart, 37, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison after pleading guilty to 19 charges. Lockhart is eligible for parole in 10 years, but prosecutors said he is unlikely to be released. "Sex acts like this to a baby are outra geous," said Assist ant Summit County Prosecutor Connie Lewandowski. Lockhart did not speak before he was sentenced by Sum mit County Common Pleas Judge Marvin Shapiro. But Lewandowski later said he made a rote statement to a detective. "He said, One addiction leads to another,' " she said. Akron police began investigating Lockhart last August, after a former business partner obtained Lockhart's computer. A software firm hired to recover business files found about 100 stored pornographic images, including those of Lockhart raping the infant. Lockhart fled. After he was featured on "America's Most Wanted" television show in June, he was arrested in California, living under a different name and operating a pornographic Web site. His wife filed for divorce, which was granted in January. On Wednesday, Lockhart appeared in court with long straggly hair and an unkempt beard. His attorney, Joseph Gorman, said Lockhart took responsibility and did not want the victim's family to face a trial. Lockhart pleaded guilty to charges including rape, pandering obscene material and gross sexual imposition. Shapiro labeled him a child sexual offender and ordered him to have no contact with the victim or her family for life. Akron police Detective Crystal Bowen Carter spoke to Shapiro on behalf of the victim's family. "Do I think you're sorry?" she asked Lockhart. "No. I think you're only sorry because you got caught. You're the worst kind of pedophile. You were open about everything in your life but in the closet about molesting kids."