Andrews Man Caught with Pornography in Afghanistan

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

This Andrews man admitted to having child pornography, but the twist, he was caught with it in Afghanistan.

32-year-old Ronald Thames was working as a military contractor at Camp Phoenix near Kabul.

Thames admitted to downloading graphic movies and pictures of pre-pubescent children engaging in sexual acts.

Even though the crime was committed in Afghanistan, under a military act, he was tried in federal court in Midland.

Thames faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he's also sentenced in April.