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Former JBLM soldier sentenced to 15 years for child pornography

TACOMA, Wash. — A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for producing child pornography.

The News Tribune in Tacoma reports John F. Rindt, 50, was sentenced Friday. The former U.S. Army chief warrant officer pleaded guilty to the charge last year.

According to court records, Rindt was was living in Lacey in 2012 when he took video of himself molesting a young sleeping child.

The sentence will run at the same time as a 10-year term he was given by a military tribunal. A judge also ordered Rindt to pay for the child’s counseling, and to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

This jail mugshot from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in Georgia shows Army Maj. Jason Musgrove, who was jailed after federal authorities charged him with distributing child pornography. (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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