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Ex-VCU Officer Sentenced for Child Porn Possession

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.


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