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Former Ala Teacher Sentenced for Child Porn
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) A former assistant professor at Jacksonville State University has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to receive child pornography.
U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler ordered the sentence Tuesday for 39-year-old Jonathan Mark Herbert of Jacksonville.
Herbert must register as a sex offender upon his release and spend 10 years on supervised probation.
He pleaded guilty in January.
A federal prosecutor said Herbert attempted to receive images of child pornography over the Internet in 2010 from an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl.
He also drove to a Birmingham shopping center with plans to meet the 14-year-old for sex.