A Robstown man has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for downloading child pornography from the Internet.
Ernest Garza, 23, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Hayden Head to seven years and three months in prison to be followed by a decade of supervised release.
He also must register as a sex offender for life, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Garza pleaded guilty in April to one count of receiving child pornography.
FBI agents and Corpus Christi police obtained a search warrant in September to search Garza’s home. They seized a laptop computer that had several videos and images of child exploitation, the release said.
He was arrested in March after an investigation revealed he was downloading and offering the images for others to download. Some of the children in the images and videos had been identified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.