Thursday, February 25, 2010

Former teacher sentenced

I would certainly hope that the lawyer for the girl depicted is also suing those who profited from hosting the photos and videos on the Internet.

Former teacher sentenced in child porn case

A retired educator was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, but will learn later whether he'll have to pay any of the $3.4 million in restitution demanded by a victim in a series of images he viewed.

Fernando Silva, 60, was a substitute middle and high school teacher in San Antonio's Northside Independent School District after he retired in 2002 from the Corpus Christi School District, where he was a band director for 31 years.

Silva was targeted in 2008 by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of a national crackdown on a criminal organization that operated a series of child porn Web sites known as the “Home Collection.”

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