East Texas parole officer sentenced for watching child porn at work

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TYLER, TX – You could say you’re not using your head if you get hooked on internet porn. But it’s a bit more extreme when you’re watching those videos at work, they involve kids and you are a parole officer.

Prosecutors in Tyler say that’s the case with 45-year-old Barry Porter Griffith. He just got sentenced to more than 3 years behind bars.

Network engineers in the Department of Criminal Justice reportedly noticed significant bandwidth being used to watch porn on a state-owned computer last year. They traced that to Griffith’s computer, and what he was accessing in his office.

He will serve 42 months.