DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Springs man who was caught viewing child pornography while on the Fort Carson Army Post has been sentenced to federal prison.

Francis Hector Calar was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years in federal prison followed by 10 years on supervised release. Calar, 54, was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to each of the six victims that requested it.

Calar, a civilian military contract employee, was arrested in March 2014 after a military police officer caught him masturbating in his car outside a building with unsecured Wi-Fi on the Fort Carson Army Post.

Investigation revealed that he often parked outside that building to gain access to the unsecured Wi-Fi to view child pornography. Calar also visited specific chat rooms and searched for child pornography during breaks from work.

Court documents reveal that Calar became interested in child pornography about five or six years ago after his brother was arrested for sexual assault on a child.

Calar was active with children and coached youth volleyball for young girls and youth baseball for young boys. He was also active in his church and taught Sunday school for children there.

“Today’s prison sentence is appropriate, especially given the fact that the defendant had an extensive, well organized collection of child pornography and that he was involved in many different youth organizations,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh in a statement. “Thanks to the work of the Fort Carson Military Police and the FBI, this child pornographer is being held accountable for possessing these heinous images.”

Authorities said Calar’s collection was organized by age and that he had more than 15,000 child pornography images and 764 child pornography videos on an external hard drive and other computer digital media.

Calar was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on April 7, 2014. He pleaded guilty on March 24 and was sentenced Tuesday.

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