A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced Monday to more than four years in prison for possession of child pornography, federal authorities said.
David J. LaRose, 35, of Lusby had acknowledged that he purchased child pornography from Web sites in 2006 and 2007, authorities said. LaRose, who was convicted in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, last worked as a patrol officer assigned to the Oxon Hill station.
LaRose, who had joined the Prince George's police in 1996, was suspended with pay in March 2008 pending the investigation.
U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ordered LaRose to serve 51 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.