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Ex-APD cop admits receiving kid porn

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Former Albuquerque police officer Nelson Begay, 32, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to receiving child pornography.

Begay was arrested on Nov. 13 after investigators determined that a computer at his Northeast Albuquerque home was being used to share files containing child pornography. Shortly before his arrest, Begay resigned from the Albuquerque Police Department, according to the Department of Justice.

In his plea agreement, Begay admitted using file-sharing software to download and share child pornography in November 2012, including a video that was a compilation of many video clips of minors performing sexual acts.

Begay has been in federal custody since his arrest and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has not been scheduled.

He faces a maximum federal prison sentence of five to 20 years in prison. Under terms of his plea agreement, Begay will be required to pay $1,000 in restitution to one of the victims whose image appears in one of the videos found on Begay’s computer. He also will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

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