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Ex-customs official sentenced to 10 years in prison for child porn

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A retired Customs and Border Protection supervisor at Calexico who downloaded videos of children as young as four years old engaging in sexually explicit conduct was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison.

Lawson Hardrick, 64, was convicted in January after a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Marilyn Huff.

The defendant, who was the assistant director for the Calexico ports of entry, was indicted last July.

According to evidence presented at trial, agents with Immigration and Custom Enforcement Homeland Security conducted an investigation of persons using peer-to-peer file-sharing programs to make child pornography available to others between 2008 and 2010.

Hardrick will have to register as a sex offender when he gets out of custody, according to prosecutors.

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