Former police officer sentenced in child pornography case

Posted on May 4th, 2010 No Comments

A 59-year-old Mesquite man who served as a police officer in Highland Park, TX, from 1973 to 1978 and as a Plano, TX, police officer from 1979-2004 was convicted this Monday of possession of child pornography. The man was sentenced to ten years in federal prison.

An undercover Plano police officer uncovered evidence of the man’s child pornography while working on an FBI task force in 2007. The FBI was given a warrant to search the man’s home in 2008 and found pornography on his computer. The man was charged with possession of child pornography.

The 59-year-old pleaded guilty in December, 2009, to one count of receipt of child pornography.

In February, the man was given permission from a judge to visit his daughter and grandchildren on supervised trips.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay in Dallas has released the man and ordered him to report to prison by July 6. The man will be registered as a sex offender and be on supervised release for the rest of his life after his release.

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