PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — A former nurse at Ocean Springs Hospital has pleaded guilty to charges accusing him of downloading thousands of images of children engaged in sex acts.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1mxO5XY ) 45-year-old Alberto S. Gonzalez entered the plea Thursday to seven charges of child exploitation before Circuit Judge Dale Harkey.
The state recommended a sentence of 30 years on each count to run concurrently, with 15 years to serve day-for-day without the possibility of parole. In addition, the state asked that Gonzalez register as a sex offender for life.
Harkey deferred sentencing in the case until April 17.
Jackson County sheriff's deputies arrested Gonzalez in August 2010 after serving a search warrant at his home and seizing a room full of computers.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com