April 11, 2012
A former Virginia Commonwealth University police officer has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison for possessing child pornography.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced the sentencing of 35-year-old James E. Deford Jr. of Chesterfield on Tuesday in Chesterfield County Circuit Court.
Cuccinelli says Deford was identified through an undercover investigation into the trading of child pornography over the Internet. During several online sessions last year, an undercover officer downloaded a total of six files containing child pornography directly from Deford.
Officers then obtained a search warrant for Deford's residence and seized computer equipment which contained files depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Deford pleaded guilty to five counts of child pornography possession.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.