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Former Waterville Twp. officer sentenced in viewing child porn

David Krego was sentenced in Lucas County Common Pleas Court Monday on child pornography charges. David Krego was sentenced in Lucas County Common Pleas Court Monday on child pornography charges.

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - On Monday, a former police officer convicted of downloading child porn learned his sentence.

David Krego will spend the next year behind bars, the maximum sentencing possible for child pornography.

Judge Myron Duhart of the Lucas County Common Pleas Court had strong words for the former police officer before delivering the sentence.

"It is your job to serve and protect. Key word: protect. And you violated that," said Duhart.

Krego pleaded guilty to illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, which is a felony. He downloaded several nude pictures of children while on the job as a Waterville Township police officer in late 2010. It was discovered by another officer in the department.

Krego had worked as a police officer in Waterville Township for 15 years.

Krego has a wife and three kids. His family was in the court room for his sentencing.

"Probably the most difficult is for his children, because as they go to school and read about their father, the other students have a way of taking it out on the kids, and obviously, my client feels responsible for that and he's devastated," said Jerry Phillips, Krego's attorney.

In addition to one year in prison, Krego must also register as a sexual offender.

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