A Richmond man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for making child-porn images available for download from the Internet.
Mark Douglas Taylor, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood, who also ordered that Taylor remain under probation supervision for 10 years after he is released from prison.
Taylor admitted the crime in a plea agreement, prosecutors said.
Under federal law, Taylor must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.
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Taylor's sentencing was announced Monday by Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Howard Marshall, special agent in charge for the FBI.
The case stemmed from an investigation by the FBI and state Attorney General Jack Conway's office.
An undercover investigator with the attorney general's office downloaded several files from the Internet that she suspected might contain child porn, according to the plea agreement.
Investigators later identified Taylor's computer as the source of the files, federal authorities said.
Investigators searched Taylor's home and computer in February 2014 and found numerous images depicting prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, officials said.