A Virginia-based junior submarine officer was found not guilty of charges related to child pornography earlier this month, according to the Navy and his attorney.

A military jury comprised of eight officers acquitted Lt. j.g. Maximiliano A. Herrera on specifications related to distribution, as well as possession or receiving or viewing such material, on March 19, according to Navy officials and his civilian attorney, Nathan Freeburg.

Herrera was assigned to the Norfolk-based fast-attack submarine Albany.

“Lt. j.g. Max Herrera had his day in court and we are thankful that the panel acquitted this innocent officer and returned him to his beautiful family and service with the Navy,” Freeburg said in an email to Navy Times.

Geoff is a senior staff reporter for Military Times, focusing on the Navy. He covered Iraq and Afghanistan extensively and was most recently a reporter at the Chicago Tribune. He welcomes any and all kinds of tips at geoffz@militarytimes.com.

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