SAN FRANCISCO—A former San Francisco gay rights advocate who was arrested after police said they linked him to an email account that had sent and received images of toddlers engaging in sex acts with men has been convicted of possessing child pornography.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1mqlpec) that Larry Brinkin pleaded guilty to one felony count of distributing child pornography as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that calls for him to serve six months in jail and six months on home detention.

As part of the deal, the 67-year-old also will be required to register as a sex offender and will be barred from working with children or being in contact with minors without parental consent.

Brinkin spent more than two decades monitoring businesses for anti-gay discrimination while working for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com


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