According to a Shoshone County Sheriff release, local sex offender Kenneth "Jack" Hendryx was sentenced to 10 years fixed in prison and 15 years of very strict supervised release.
Hendryx was arrested in 2008 for possession of child pornography, the report continued, and charged as a result of an undercover online investigation by the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and the FBI.
Shoshone County Sheriff's Office is continuing to work with local federal agencies to try and curb the new crime trend of child pornography.
So far in 2009, the sheriff's office has investigated a large number of child pornography cases compared to years past, the news release said, and enhancements in online tools allowed the department to find people who possessed or traded the pornography.
Citizens are asked to contact the sheriff's office if you have any knowledge of someone possessing or distributing child pornography or any child being a victim of abuse.