Former nuclear fuel company head sentenced

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The former head of an East Tennessee nuclear fuel processor has been sentenced to five years in prison on his child pornography conviction.

The Greeneville Sun reported 57-year-old Timothy E. Lindstrom was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Court Judge J. Ronnie Greer, who said it be believed it was unlikely that Lindstrom would offend again. The crime of receiving child pornography is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Lindstrom is the former general manager of Nuclear Fuel Services. The company's plant in Erwin processes nuclear fuel for the U.S. Navy.

The investigation began in 2010 after, according to court documents, Lindstrom gave his laptop computer to another NFS worker who sold it to yet another company employee. That employee found pornographic images on the hard drive.

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