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Former BP agent sentenced for child porn possession, distribution

A former Border Patrol agent was sentenced to 71 months in prison by a federal judge for possession and distribution of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Friday.

Tucson resident Nicolas Peter Berner, 39, pleaded guilty to the charges on Tuesday and was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James A. Soto. 

Berner worked as a Border Patrol agent until he was indicted on November 25, following an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement which oversees criminal investigations against Border Patrol agents, and the U.S. Attorney's office. 

Following his prison term, Berner will be subject to a lifetime term of supervised release and must register as a sex offender, said the U.S. Attorney. 

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