Former VMI employee sentenced to jail for having child pornography

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LEXINGTON (WSLS 10) - A former VMI employee will spend 60 days in jail.

A judge sentenced Larry Blackwell to three years on three counts of possession of child pornography, with two years and 10 months suspended on Monday.

In September, Blackwell pleaded no contest to the charges.

Images of teenagers, believed to be at least 15 years old, were found on VMI's servers and traced to Blackwell's computer, according to the Lexington-Rockbridge County Commonwealth's Attorney.

The commonwealth's attorney also said Blackwell searched for images of young people, but not children.