Ex-GRPD officer pleads guilty to child porn charges

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A former Grand Rapids police officer convicted of a criminal sex charge for assaulting his ex-girlfriend pleaded guilty to child porn charges.

Ryan Bruggink pleaded guilty on Wednesday to  possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

The crimes happened in various locations between Aug. 1 and Nov. 1, 2014. According to court documents, the alleged victim in the case is a 17-year-old who sent Bruggink several pornographic pictures. He allegedly shared those pictures with others.

Bruggink had “a relationship” with the victim when she was 17, according to court documents.

The prosecutor agreed the sentence should be served concurrently with his current third-degree criminal sexual conduct sentence.

In March, Bruggink was found guilty by a Kent County jury after his ex-girlfriend said he had forced his way into her home and sexually assaulted her. He was found not guilty of two other criminal sexual conduct charges and a charge of first-degree home invasion.

Bruggink was sentenced to two to 15 years in prison.

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