A motion to reconsider the sentence imposed for a Vandalia man convicted of possession of child pornography was denied on Wednesday. 57-year old William Frakes made an appearance in Fayette County Court on his first motion to reconsider the sentencing of 18 years he received following his conviction. Defense attorney Monroe McWard noted Frakes’ current medical situation and a financial hardship on Frakes’ spouse as reasons for the sentence to be reconsidered and possibly reduced. However, Judge Kevin Parker stating that the sentence he received on the three counts of seven years, seven years and four years to be served consecutively were just above the minimum amount of six years, six years and three years that could have been imposed for the three counts and they were at the bottom of what was a broad range for possible sentencing. With that fact and the evidence, Parker denied the motion to reconsider the sentence. McWard also requested that Frakes be allowed to enter into a drug and alcohol program while he is in the DOC. State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison stating that no such evidence of a substance abuse problem was brought up or found during the trial and Judge Parker said that he would not tell DOC what program to put or not put Frakes in and said that would be up to them. Parker also advised Frakes of what his appeal rights are from this point stating that Frakes has 30 days to file a notice of appeal. Frakes was convicted in February of two counts of possession of child pornography of a sadistic nature depicting a victim under the age of 13 and one count of possession of child pornography depicting a victim under the age of 13 and was sentenced to seven years in the DOC on each of the first two counts an additional four years for the third possession count.