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Tyndall Airman convicted of possessing child porn

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- An Airman was convicted of possessing child pornography during a recent court-martial here.

A military judge sentenced Airman 1st Class Axel Acevedo, a 325th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, to five months confinement, reduction to airman basic and a bad conduct discharge.

Airman Acevedo said he used an Internet file-sharing program to search for images of young boys, which he then downloaded and burned to a CD. The Airman said he knew the pictures were of real boys younger than 18. He showed the pictures to two other Airmen, one of whom subsequently reported him to the authorities.

“Some people think this is a victimless crime, but the children in the images are victimized every time the images are viewed,” said Capt. Shawn Tabor, assistant trial counsel.

Airman Acevedo is currently serving his sentence in the 325th Security Forces Squadron confinement facility, officials said. (Courtesy of Air Education and Training Command News Service)

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