Florence man sentenced in child porn case

A Florence man was sentenced Thursday to more than 13 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release for sending and receiving child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for Kentucky's eastern district.

Gary A. Thomas, 38, appeared before U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning in federal court in Covington.

In April, Thomas admitted that he sent and received about 2,000 images of child pornography over the internet for several years. The images were found during an international investigation into a child-porn ring in Europe. The FBI discovered that Thomas had traded child porn in the United States.

Thomas said in court that he had traded child porn since 2005.