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Officer, son face child porn charges

October 13, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A veteran Los Angeles police officer and his 25-year-old son pleaded not guilty Tuesday on child pornography charges.A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday set a trial date of Dec. 1 for 54-year-old John Deegan and his 25-year-old son Jonathon Deegan.

A federal grand jury charged Deegan and his son with two counts each of possession of child porn last month, according to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court.

Both turned themselves in and were released last week on $10,000 bail.

Prosecutors say Deegan and his son had child porn on a computer at their home.

Officer Deegan has been suspended with pay since March.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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