A former West Haven, Conn., rabbi has been given a suspended five year prison sentence for possessing child pornography.

Fifty-three-year-old Edward Schlaeger of Trumbull is also on probation and has been ordered to register as a sex offender.

Before his sentencing Schlaeger told the judge he has great remorse and great sadness and has accepted responsibility for his actions.

Schlaeger had been the rabbi of Congregation Sinai in West Haven. He was also a clinical social worker for the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The prosecutor says Schlaeger's estranged wife discovered two compact discs with child porn images while cleaning out their home in 2005.