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Conn. ex-cop gets 10 years for child porn

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(CBS/AP) HARTFORD, Conn. - Former Connecticut police captain David Bourque has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for what authorities say was one of the largest and most disturbing child pornography cases they've seen.

A federal judge in Hartford sentenced Bourque on Friday. He pleaded guilty last year to receipt and distribution of child pornography and could have gotten up to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Bourque was caught with more than 26,000 images and videos of child pornography on his computers showing the sexual abuse of young boys, including infants and toddlers.

Bourque apologized for his actions Friday and said he "spiraled out of control" during the several months he was downloading and sharing the porn. He said he never physically abused any children.

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