Former CBP Agent Sentenced for Child Porn Possession

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    A retired Customs and Border Protection agent will spend 10 years in prison for downloading and sharing child pornography.

    Lawson Hardrick, Jr., 64, was sentenced Monday in federal court. Hardrick will also have to register as a sex offender.

    Hardrick was the assistant director of the Calexico ports of entry, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Federal investigators say Hardrick used peer-to-peer file-sharing programs to exchange child pornography between 2008 and 2010. Investigators say some of the children in the videos were as young as four years old.

    Hardrick was found guilty on two felony counts in January. He was indicted last July.

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