Ex-police sergeant's husband pleads guilty

ATLANTA (AP) - The husband of a former Atlanta police sergeant has pleaded guilty in a child porn case that led to the firing of a police official, who was later reinstated.

Terrill Marion Crane of Atlanta faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced March 27.

The 49-year-old Crane pled guilty Thursday to one count of producing child pornography.

Federal prosecutors say that starting in 1999, Crane took photographs or directed that photos be made of sexual encounters with young girls.

In 2003, his wife found and burned some of the photographs, but it was not until 2007 that Atlanta officers advised the FBI of photographic evidence involving 11 girls, mostly middle school age, that were provided to the department by a film development store in 2000.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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