FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A northern Colorado alien abduction author was sentenced to two years in a halfway house following a conviction of felony possession of child pornography.

The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald reports 55-year-old Stanley Romanek was sentenced Thursday after a jury found him guilty of the possession charge and not guilty of distributing child pornography in August.

Romanek was also ordered to register as a sex offender, and he will be on probation for 10 years.

Loveland police searched his home in 2013, and authorities say they found numerous illicit images of children. The police department became entangled in legal troubles adjacent to the case after internal complaints and lawsuits claimed improper conduct among officers.

In a statement to the court, Romanek says he's a good person and asked for the court's mercy.


Information from: Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald,