- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - A former Oregon state trooper has been sentenced to two years of probation in connection to child pornography charges.

The Daily Astorian reports (http://is.gd/CizlBh ) that 52-year-old David Charles Corkett was sentenced Wednesday. In addition to his probation, he is required to register as a sex offender, complete a sex offender evaluation and undergo the recommended treatment. He will not be allowed to work in law enforcement in Oregon.

Corkett was arrested in April 2014 on 29 felony counts of encouraging child sex abuse. As part of a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree encouraging child sex abuse, a misdemeanor charge.

Corkett’s attorney argued that the child pornography material was a form of freedom of expression, with some images coming from art films and nudist publications.

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Information from: The Daily Astorian, http://www.dailyastorian.com

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