Two Eastern Kentucky men were sentenced to prison Tuesday after being convicted of distributing via the Internet more than 40,000 images of child pornography.
U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced Jason Golden, 30, of Pulaski County to 20 years and Granville Philpot, 46, of Laurel County to 15 years, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. The two cases were unrelated.
The cases were heard in U.S. District Court in London.
According to court documents, in April 2009, Golden communicated with an undercover FBI agent and made nearly 8,000 images of child pornography available for the agent to download.
More than 16,000 images and 1,000 videos of child pornography were found on Golden's computer, the release said.
Golden received the maximum sentence for distributing child pornography. Previously, he was convicted of indecent exposure twice because he exposed himself to children, the release said.
Philpot admitted he had nearly 24,000 images of child pornography on his computer, the release said. Philpot allegedly downloaded the images using Limewire, an Internet sharing program, and made thousands of images available for others to download.