Former BP Agent Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Man will serve about 3 years for selling stolen equipment and

By Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Jan 14, 2013  |  Updated 5:32 PM PDT
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Former BP Agent  Sentenced in Child Porn Case

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A former U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent was sentenced Monday for possessing child porn and selling border patrol equipment on eBay, the U.S. Attorney's office announced. 

Rodolfo Zuniga will serve 37 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release following his sentencing. 

Zuniga was a border patrol agent until last July. While working at the Imperial Beach Border Patrol  Station, he took four sets of night vision goggles and one GPS unit. He later sold the equipment on eBay, prosecutors said. 

After recovering the GPS unit, agents served a search warrant at Zuniga's apartment in Chula Vista. There, they found over 300 images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on his computer and external hard drive. 

About a month later, Zuniga resigned from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

He must now register as a sex offender and pay about $9,900 in restitution to the U.S. government, in addition to his time served. 

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