|Updated: 10/01/2012 4:58 pm
||Published: 10/01/2012 4:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A former employee of the Arkansas Crime Information Center was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for possession of child pornography.
Fredrick Rains, 63, will have 10 years of supervised release and will have to register as a sex offender, according to the Department of Justice.
The investigation into Rains started when a woman complained to the sheriff’s office that Rains was taking pictures of her 16-year-old niece in a restaurant. A search of Rains’ home found more than 7,000 images of child pornography.
Rains had admitted to detectives that he had been downloading the images from news groups for 7 years.