ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A Roswell man is facing federal child pornography and coercion and enticement of a minor charges. Ricky Romero, 27, appeared in federal court Wednesday for crimes, officials say, that occurred while Romero was a New Mexico State Police officer.

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According to an indictment Romero received on March 16 by a federal grand jury and other court documents, between March 4 and March 6 of 2019, Romero allegedly coerced a minor to produce child pornography and received videos and images of child pornography on his cell phone.

If convicted, Romero faces a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison.