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Man pleads guilty to child porn charge

From Staff ReportsJanuary 19, 2007 

A Duke University employee who performed background checks on prospective campus police officers pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to one count of receiving child pornography over the Internet.

Brian Frederic DeLuca, 55, of 601 Three Meadows Road in Fuquay-Varina, faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years when he is sentenced April 9. U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox, who accepted his guilty plea Thursday in federal court in Wilmington, will hand down the sentence, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

DeLuca had worked with Duke police since 2002. He was placed on leave in September when school officials learned he was the target of a federal probe.

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