WEST POINT CADET FOUND GUILTY OF SENDING
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Ricky Patrick Hester was one semester from graduation at West Point when he was arrested on child porn charges in 2013. Now, the convicted pervert is headed to a prison cell for at least five years.
The 25 year-old Indiana native was convicted this week on charges of sending and receiving the vile images via his personal computer.
Investigators found a "massive" amount of child porn on Hester's hard drives when they swooped down on him in his USMA dorm room.
CADET CONFESSED RIGHT AWAY
Asst. U.S. Attorney Lauren Schuer told a jury at Federal Court in White Plains, N.Y. that the cadet confessed to his crimes when confronted with the evidence.
Hester's civilian attorney tried to cast doubt on Hester's guilt by claiming another a cadet shared his client's room and "could have" been the source of the porn files.. But that story didn't fly,
The U.S. Military Academy is moving to "separate" Hester from West Point, an official told MilitaryCorruption.com.
Sentencing date has not been announced, but should take place fairly soon, sources say.
|WEST POINT CADET ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN
CHARGES - RICKY PATRICK HESTER ALLEGED
TO HAVE POSSESSED AND DOWNLOADED SICK
IMAGES - "I'M INTO 4 TO 10 YEAR OLDS," HE SAYS
IN E-MAIL - RELEASED ON $50K BOND
|DEFENSE LAWYER FOR WEST POINT CADET
CHARGED WITH SENDING AND RECEIVING
CHILD PORN SAYS RICKY PATRICK HESTER'S
DORM ROOM ILLEGALLY SEARCHED - TELLS
FEDERAL COURT AT WHITE PLAINS CADET'S
"CONFESSION" SHOULD BE "THROWN OUT"