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A former JBLM soldier has been sentenced to 15 years for child pornography production

A gavel cracks down. (Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid/U.S. Air Force)

A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for child pornography production, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

John F. Rindt, 50, was a U.S. Army chief warrant officer.

He was living in Lacey in 2012 when he took video of himself molesting a young sleeping child, according to court records.

Rindt pleaded guilty to child pornography production last year.

A sentencing memorandum filed on his behalf with the court said that Rindt is remorseful and understands that he deserves punishment, and it noted his distinguished military service.

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The sentence will be concurrent to a 10-year term he was already given by a military tribunal.

Rindt also must pay $9,900 to cover costs of counseling for the child.

He also will have to register as a sex offender and will have lifetime supervision upon his release.

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