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UNION CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – A former Oklahoma police officer will serve 10 years in prison following a child pornography investigation.

In 2020, officers with the Union City Police Department were contacted by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation about an employee who was possibly downloading child pornography.

Authorities say the employee, who was identified as Officer Eric Buehre, was interviewed over several hours and was arrested by the OSBI.

According to the OSBI, Buehre was working as a school resource officer.

Buehre was immediately terminated from the department.

“Child pornography is a terrible crime that affects every member of society. OSBI and the UCPD acted very quickly to eliminate any potential for further criminal actions in this situation,” a statement by Chief Richard Stephens, with the Union City Police Department, read in 2020.

Buehre pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of child pornography and using a computer to violate Oklahoma statutes.

Earlier this month, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.