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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A former Texas police officer was sentenced to the maximum of 10 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

Brian Kelley, 41, of Quinlan was sentenced Friday in Dallas.

Kelley pleaded guilty last January to one count of possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say Kelley in September 2013 had a flash drive that contained still images and video of a girl engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Prosecutors say Kelley, at the time of the offense, was a police officer at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. A UT-Southwestern spokesman says Kelley was fired In October 2013 before court proceedings began.

UT Southwestern Medical Center sent CBS11 News the following statement:

In September 2013, Brian Kelley was immediately put on administrative leave pending investigation upon UT Southwestern being notified of the allegations. Following an investigation suggesting that the allegations were likely true, he was terminated in October 2013 prior to the courtroom proceedings. The incident did not involve other UT Southwestern patients or personnel.

Authorities say Kelley formerly was a deputy with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.

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