A former Border Patrol agent from Mississippi was sentenced to 78 months in prison for possessing child porn on his government-issued computer, GulfLive reports.
James E. Ward also will receive eight years of supervised release and a $7,000 fine.
“The defendant in this case contributed to the abuse and sexual exploitation of innocent children while working as a trusted federal employee,” U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis said. “This sentencing represents the ongoing efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners to protect children and hold accountable those who exploit or endanger them.”
The Department of Homeland Security OIG investigated the case.
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Posted: August 1st, 2013 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: abuse, Border Patrol, child pornography, federal employee, Fine, Homeland Security, James E. Ward, prison, sentencing, sexual exploitation of children, supervised release