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Ex-UCLA athletic official pleads no contest to child porn possession

A former UCLA associate athletic director pleaded no contest Monday to possession of child pornography on his work-issued computer and was ordered to register as a sex offender for life. Michael Sondheimer, 59, was immediately sentenced to three years of summary probation and ordered to attend sex offender counseling for a year while registering as a sex offender. Sondheimer's conviction is a misdemeanor. He was originally charged with felony possession of material depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct and faced up to three years in prison. The 1977 UCLA graduate spent 36 years as athletic administrator at UCLA, spending a good chunk of that time in...

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