BALTIMORE, Md.—A former Fort Detrick civilian police officer and Hagerstown resident who pleaded guilty last year to possession of child pornography was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to four years in prison.
James Andrew Wagner, 43, of Jasmine Court entered the guilty plea to the federal charge of possession of child pornography on Dec. 18, 2012, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.
In addition to the prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Bennett ordered that Wagner be placed on 10 years supervised probation after his release and that he register as a sex offender wherever he resides, is employed or is a student, the release said.
On April 7, 2011, an undercover FBI agent in Kansas City, Kan., downloaded 16 images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct from the account of “undead69,” using a file-sharing program on the Internet, according to federal court records.
On Nov. 28, 2011, another FBI agent in Baltimore used a file-sharing program to download 55 images and three video files of child pornography from undead69, an account registered to Wagner, court records said.
Wagner’s home was searched on Dec. 22, 2011, with agents seizing computers, external hard drives, thumb drives, 131 DVDs, several VHS tapes, numerous photographs and other digital media, according to federal charging documents.
The computers and other devices contained more than 600 files of child pornography, separated into hundreds of folders organized by the names of the children depicted in the files, records said.