Ex-Cache County sheriff's employee gets jail time

Ex-Cache County sheriff's employee gets jail time

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A former Cache County sheriff's employee who pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor has been sentenced to one year in jail and 36 months probation.

First District Judge Thomas L. Willmore sentenced 28-year-old Steve Romero on Tuesday.

Romero was arrested in April and charged after authorities said they found child pornography on his laptop.

Romero worked as a jail guard and patrol deputy in the sheriff's office from October 2004 to January of this year.

The Internet Crimes Against Children task force executed a search warrant on Romero's laptop at his Logan home on Jan. 13. A search warrant affidavit said the computer contained 19 electronic video files of child pornography.

Romero already has served nine months in jail and will serve another 90 days.

Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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