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Officer sentenced for obscene video

Officer sentenced for obscene video

Casey Carmichael, the former Clayton County police officer who used a police department laptop computer for lewd, online conversations with a teenager, has been sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison.

Carmichael pleaded guilty on Aug. 14 to "knowingly attempting to transfer obscene matter on the Internet to a person under the age of 16." The officer, now 29, admitted he sent a video of himself masturbating in his patrol car to an FBI agent, who was undercover as a 14-year-old Mississippi girl. After a year and a half with the department, Carmichael was arrested when he showed up for duty in September 2007.

- Daniel Silliman