Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Massachusetts
Lead Charge: 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors
Program Area: Other

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 51.3 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 74.5 - -
Past 5 Years 61.8 -7.0% -40.2%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average Prison Sentence Comparison

For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV in the District of Massachusetts, the average prison sentence was 51.3 months, when looking only at cases with a lead charge of "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors" falling under the broad category of "Other". During the current fiscal year, Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV has sentenced 4 defendants compared with 4 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.

Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Saylor was 61.8 months. This was 7.0% lower than the 66.5 months typical in Massachusetts and 40.2% lower than the 103.4 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 16 defendants during the past five years.

(CAUTION: The kinds of cases handled by individual judges influences statistical information about their sentences. It therefore is important to consider the breakdown of cases that each has handled, available below, when making judge-by-judge comparisons.)

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Figure 1: Five Year Comparison of Average Prison Sentence
in Months

Figure 1 compares Judge Saylor's numbers to those for judges in this district and in the United States as a whole for cases of this type over the last five years.

During the last five years there were 10 other judges in the District of Massachusetts with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 36.2 months to 109.3 months, putting Judge Saylor's average prison sentence of 61.8 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 66.5 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the District of Massachusetts

Professional Biography

Born 1955 in Royal Oak, MI

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Nominated by George W. Bush on July 30, 2003, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Keeton; Confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 2004, and received commission on June 2, 2004.

Northwestern University, B.S., 1977
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981-1987, 1993-2004
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1987-1990
Special counsel & chief of staff to the assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1990-1993

Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled

The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years was the Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation. It accounted for 75.0% of all cases.

Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV over the past five years were: Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (18.8%), Postal Service (6.3%).

Agency Judge District US  
Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 75.0% 55.2% 42.1% More
Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement 18.8% 31.0% 30.6%  
Postal Service 6.3% 12.1% 4.3%  

Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)

Number of Defendants in Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 1 135.00 07/16/12 Project Safe Childhood Details
2 1 37.00 02/27/12 Project Safe Childhood Details
3 1 30.00 02/10/12 Project Safe Childhood Details
4 1 3.00 01/06/12 Project Safe Childhood Details

Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year