Monday, August 05, 2002

Ahhh, Sweet Justice!

This case really pissed us off in San Antonio and it's finally done.
I hope his pervert ass becomes well-worn in prison.

Ex-TV anchor pleads guilty in child porn case

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A former San Antonio television news anchor arrested after police said he bought child pornography from a prostitute between newscasts pleaded guilty Monday and began serving a five-year prison term.

Gerry Grant, 43, pleaded guilty to buying four photos depicting children in sexual situations from a prostitute who helped police set up a sting on Oct. 16, 2000.

He had just finished anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast at ABC affiliate KSAT-TV and was arrested immediately after he left the hotel where he met the prostitute.

"I regret the horrible, stupid things I did," Grant told State District Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner after pleading guilty.

Grant had been slated to begin his trial Monday. According to court documents, prosecutors had said they would play in court audiotapes of him allegedly telling the prostitute about having "violent sex" with a child in Mexico.

He had faced up to 10 years in prison if convicted of possession of child pornography.

KSAT suspended Grant after his arrest and did not renew his contract. He had been working as a counter man at a bakery, but lost that job after customers complained.

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