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Air Force officer indicted on nine federal child pornography charges

An airman at Kirtland Air Force Base was indicted this week on nine federal child pornography charges, according to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Air Force Lt. Jesse Furse, 34, used a computer to share or possess pornographic videos of young girls, ranging in ages between 3 and 11 years old between May 2014 and January 2016, the criminal complaint said.

"The criminal complaint alleges that a preliminary review of the contents of a hard drive from Furse’s residents contained approximately 1,400 video files consistent with child pornography," according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico.

David Serna, Furse’s attorney told the Albuquerque Journal his client doesn’t have any criminal history.

"We are right now conducting a lot of investigation and research that will culminate in our motion to seek Jesse’s release," said Serna.

Furse was arrested on Feb. 10 and is scheduled for arraignment on the indictment on March 9.  If convicted, he faces a minimum of five years in prison.  The maximum imprisonment for possession charges is 20 years, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

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