George Budd, the 58-year-old former Kokomo man convicted in federal court of possessing child pornography and threatening a postal worker, was back in court Tuesday on a local stalking charge.

Authorities transferred Budd to the Howard County jail from Lexington Federal Medical Correctional Institution, where he is being held on his federal sentence, for Tuesday’s hearing. Budd pleaded guilty to a lesser included charge of stalking as a D felony. He was given the maximum of three years in jail, which is to run concurrent with the federal sentence.

Budd’s failing health saved him from serving a long sentence in federal prison. The charges could have carried up to 20 years. He was sentenced to five years in federal prison.

Police arrested Budd on Jan. 28, 2005, on federal child pornography charges and a Howard County charge of stalking, accusing him of watching and following a Kokomo mail carrier. Budd was charged in federal court because the photos of minors engaging in sexual conduct were received through U.S. mail.

Budd pleaded guilty last year in U.S. District to federal child pornography charges as part of a plea agreement. He was sentenced to the mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a lifetime of supervised probation.

Before filing charges last January, U.S. Postal Service inspectors, state police and Kokomo police searched Budd’s apartment and reported finding child pornography and letters and notes detailing Budd’s plan to rape, murder and dismember a Kokomo postal worker.

As part of his federal plea, Budd is required to register as a sex offender upon his prison release; to serve on federal probation for the rest of his life and have software added to his computer to monitor his computer use; to complete treatment for sexual disorders, including periodic polygraph examinations; and is prohibited from being around underage children unless approved by his probation officer.

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