Former jail guard sentenced for child pornography

A 28 year-old former Cache County Jail Guard, Steve Romero, has been sentenced to probation and a year in jail for possessing child pornography on his computer.Romero was charged with second degree felony sexual exploitation but as part of a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to two of those counts and the others were dismissed. First District Court Judge Thomas Willmore suspended potential one to 15-year prison terms and ordered Romero to serve 36 months probation and one year in jail with credit for time already served since his arrest in March.Terms of Romero’s probation include completing sex offender counseling, having no access to computers or the Internet and having no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18. He was a guard at the Cache County Jail when detectives with the Utah Attorney General’s Office observed a computer offering child pornography images online and traced it to Romero’s home in Logan.

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