District Judge Sam Lindsay ordered Matthew Bagert, 40, who was married last year and has a 9-month-old son, to report to prison Jan. Bagert will remain on supervised release for three years after serving his 51-month prison sentence.
Prosecutors say investigators found more than 600 images on his computer at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Grand Prairie.
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The next day, Belmontes and deacon David Maida returned and videotaped the images.
Grand Prairie police later executed a search warrant and arrested Bagert based on the images Belmontes and Maida found.
Jesus Belmontes said that he first saw what he thought was a questionable image on Bagert's computer in December 2004 but wasn't sure it was pornography.
Belmontes said that after attending a church workshop on recognizing and reporting sexual abuse in January 2005, he became concerned and decided to sneak into Bagert's office to search his computer because he feared making a false claim against his colleague.