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Texas man sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography

SAN ANTONIO — A former Los Angeles police officer and Special Forces medic was sentenced last Wednesday to serve 17 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, following an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez sentenced David John Hammeren, 44, of Helotes, Texas, to 210 months in federal prison for receiving child pornography. In addition, Judge Rodriguez ordered Hammeren to serve a lifetime of supervised release and register as a sex offender.

On Feb. 17, 2011, HSI executed a federal search warrant at his residence located at the 14,000 block of Windy Creek Street in Helotes, Texas. Special agents seized four computers, one camera and other electronic equipment. A forensic analysis of the computers revealed more than 1,400 images and several hundred videos of child pornography. Hammeren turned himself in to HSI on June 21 without incident.

After sentencing, Judge Rodriguez ordered Hammeren be immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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