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Moody Airman gets 12 years for sex abuse, child porn

(Lowndes Co, Sheriff) (Lowndes Co, Sheriff)
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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

On 20 April, Moody Air Force Base Staff Sergeant Troy D. Ecklund, plead guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a child, and three counts of knowingly and wrongfully producing, possessing and distributing child pornography. 

The following day, Ecklund was found guilty by a military judge, and was sentenced to reduction to Airman Basic, a dishonorable discharge, and 14 years in prison, 12 to serve.  

The Air Force said: "Ecklund's actions do not reflect the collective character and professionalism of the men and women serving in the 23d Wing, nor do they align with our core values. Our Airmen are held to the highest of standards and no form of misconduct is tolerated by the United States Air Force."  

Ecklund was arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office in September 2015 after the FBI discovered a child pornography video.  Officials say Ecklund knew the victim.

The Lowndes Co. Sheriff's Office worked with the FBI and the OSI on this investigation. 
 

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