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Former Port Authority officer, Portsmouth detective sentenced to 25 years on child porn charges

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A former Port Authority officer who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges will spend 25 years in prison. 

A Virginia Beach judge sentenced John Princeton to 130 years in prison with 105 years suspended on Tuesday. 

Police arrested Princeton on dozens of charges last year after a year-long investigation.

Authorities said they found more than 50,000 files of child porn with 278,000 images during a raid of his home. 

Princeton also spent nearly two decades as a Portsmouth police detective prior to working with the Port Authority. 

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