Army chaplain sentenced in Puerto Rico porn case

Jan 27, 2012, 9:54 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – An assistant U.S. Army chaplain who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography in Puerto Rico has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.

Nicolas Gonzalez Figueroa was accused in a case involving his daughter-in-law’s 7-year-old girl. Gonzalez’s stepson is married to the girl’s mother, but it is unclear if he is her biological father.

The mother alerted authorities after she borrowed a USB flash drive from Gonzalez and found child pornography on it.

U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said Friday that Gonzalez also faces 10 years of supervised release after serving time in prison.

Prosecutors haven’t released Gonzalez’s age or former Army rank.

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