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A Vilseck, Germany-based soldier will serve one year in prison after pleading guilty to charges of possessing anabolic steroids and child pornography.

Sgt. Sean M. Choy, 28, of the 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, also was ordered reduced to the lowest enlisted rank and handed a bad-conduct discharge by the military judge, Lt. Col. Robin Hall, at a court-martial Dec. 16 in Vilseck, according to a trial summary released Thursday by the 1st Infantry Division’s Staff Judge Advocate’s office.

According to the summary, Choy acknowledged using his personal computer in late 2003 to surf pornographic Web sites on the Internet. During one session, it said, he downloaded about 10 images of pre-pubescent girls in sexually explicit poses. In a search of his apartment, police found a diskette with some of the photos under his mattress, while others were on his computer’s hard drive.

About the same time, the summary said, Choy ordered 1,000 anabolic steroid tablets from Thailand and wired a payment to the supplier.

German customs officials intercepted the shipment and ordered a search of Choy’s off-base apartment.

According to the trial summary, that search turned up 96 steroid tablets, several vials containing liquid steroids, and a small cooler filled with syringes.

Choy’s sentence will be reviewed by the court-martial convening authority, the Grafenwöhr-based 7th Army Training Command. The sentence may be reduced, but it cannot be increased.

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