A former chairman of internal medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth was sentenced Tuesday to three years and six months in prison after pleading guilty last summer to possessing child pornography.
James Young-Jin Shin of Southlake (right) received his sentence at a federal court in Dallas.
He pleaded guilty in July to downloading pictures and videos that included depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Shin, a native of Korea, was also fined $25,000 and may be deported when he is released from prison, authorities say. He could also lose his medical license.
In September 2007, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent acting on a lead from the agency's cyber-crimes unit in Washington D.C., went to Shin's home, according to court documents.
He allowed agents to inspect his computer and admitted having the illegal materials, the documents state.
Read more in this report by Staff Writer Kate Gorman.