"I want you to record videos of sexy girls changing. In gyms, clothing stores, pools... You do that, and I disappear," the criminal told one victim, as quoted by Graham Cluley Security News.Prosecutors say that Ford's predatory behavior dates back even further than this case, however. The Christian Science Monitor writes that as far back as 2009, Ford posed as a scout for a talent agency and the owner of an adult website in order to pressure a number of individuals, some of whom were minors, to send him nude photos. Based upon this history, prosecutors wanted Ford to serve eight years in prison. But the judge ultimately reduced the sentence closer to the four-year term sought by the criminal's defense lawyers.
The sentence "recognizes the seriousness of Mr. Ford's conduct, while at the same time acknowledging that he fully accepted responsibility for his actions and assisted the government in every way possible throughout his case," Ford's lawyer Benjamin Black Alper said, as quoted by Metro.The beginning of Ford's prison term has been delayed until August 1 so that he can be present for the birth of his second child in late-July.