Airline President Arrested for Child Porn

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POSTED: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 7:35am

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 8:01am

The president of Brownsville based Pan American Airways was arrested for allegedly distributing images of child pornography.

Robert L. Hedrick was arrested on Monday morning by Immigration and Homeland Security agents at his  home in Brownsville. According to the complaint, filed on Friday, Hedrick is alleged to have shared multipile images of child pornography with undercover investigators from Louisiana and Wisconsin on online chat rooms between September and November of last year.

Hedrick is the president of Brownsville based Pan American Airways and he is expected to make a court appearance on Tuesday. Distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum punishment of five years in prison with a possibility of up to 20 years.

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