(CN) – A former FBI agent was sentenced to probation on Tuesday on charges he shared confidential law enforcement information with his married mistress.
Ken Hillman, who is now retired from the agency, pleaded guilty in July to a misdemeanor charge stemming from his allowing the woman and her now-former husband to participate in undercover child sex sting operations.
Hillman served as the FBI’s lead agent on a joint local-federal Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in northwest Georgia from August through November 2012.
Prosecutors said Hillman allowed his mistress and her ex to enter the agency’s undercover facility, allowed them to chat online with individuals seeking to have sexual relations with children, and allowed them to use the undercover language the agency uses to entice predators.
Hillman told a federal judge he accepted that he had violated FBI policy, but said he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because of the disturbing images he saw daily.
He was sentenced to six-months probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.