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An Army sergeant was convicted of possession of child pornography and of violating a general order during a trial by general court-martial on Oct. 9 in Balad, Iraq, officials said Sunday.

Sgt. Angel D. Escobales, 38, of New Britain, Conn., pleaded guilty to wrongfully possessing 12 videos of child pornography on his personal laptop and wrongfully possessing adult pornography in violation of General Order No. 1.

Members of Escobales’ unit discovered child pornography on his computer in July of 2007 at Forward Operating Base Marez, according to a news release issued by Multi-National Corps–Iraq.

Escobales is assigned to the 144th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

A military judge convicted and sentenced Escobales to 18 months’ confinement, reduction to the grade of private (E-1) and a bad conduct discharge.

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