Probation Denied to Former Deputy

A former sheriff's deputy charged with computer sex crimes involving a Houston County teen-ager has begun serving a 10-year prison sentence.

Probation was denied Saturday for 49-year-old Joseph Bundrick. He was arrested last summer at a Dothan restaurant, where he thought he had set up a meeting over the Internet with a 14-year-old girl.

Bundrick lost his job as a Russell County sheriff's deputy after his arrest. He pled guilty in December to soliciting a child over the Internet. Bundrick still faces federal charges for possessing child pornography, obscenity and solicitation.