Cal employee sentenced 8 years for child porn

October 24, 2008 9:49:38 PM PDT
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced a University of California, Berkeley employee was sentenced to eight years on Thursday for distributing child pornography videos over the Internet.

Eric Borgerson, a 42-year-old Oakland man, pleaded guilty in June to sending four video files of child pornography through Yahoo! Instant Messenger from a university-issued computer to another Internet user, according to the Department of Justice.

Borgerson was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2007 for one count of distribution of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.

As a result of his conviction, Borgerson must also pay a $50,000 fine, register as a sex offender and serve a 10-year term of supervised release, the Department of Justice said.