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Army soldier gets 15 years in prison for child porn

TAMPA — An Army soldier who was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to production of child pornography.

Thomas Meyer, 42, was arrested last year on child porn and obscenity charges. Prosecutors said he had begun online relationships with a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl and what he thought was a 13-year-old girl — but who actually was an undercover detective in Kentucky.

Meyer received nude photos from the Pennsylvania girl and had conversations with her online where they discussed meeting for sex, prosecutors said. The Kentucky detective received an explicit video of Meyer as well as other pornography and requests for nude pictures.

Meyer pleaded guilty in February and faced a federal prison tern of up to 30 years.

Army soldier gets 15 years in prison for child porn 05/07/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:32pm]
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