CAMDEN (AP) - A former southern New Jersey police officer has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to obstructing the FBI's investigation of his alleged possession of child pornography.
Robert Waterman, a 32-year-old Wrightstown resident who served with the Pennsville police force, was sentenced Friday in Camden to a 15-month prison term.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said the FBI began a criminal investigation of Waterman in March 2010.
After he was interviewed by federal agents, Waterman removed a computer hard drive from his garage and later destroyed it while in his patrol car at police headquarters.
He admitted doing that in a bid to impede the FBI's investigation.