Former police detective pleads guilty in child porn case

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Faces five to 15 years in state prison

PHOENIX - A former Phoenix police homicide detective pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor after child pornography was found in his possession.

Richard Michael Polk, 51, of Surprise, pleaded guilty on Friday to the felony charges.

Polk purchased child pornography over the Internet and numerous images and videos were found in his home, according to Sandy Raynor, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona.

Polk faces between five and 15 years in state prison followed by a term of lifetime supervised probation per the terms of the plea agreement.

Sentencing is set for May 11.