An American who lived in a rural area in eastern Virginia and worked at a nearby steel mill pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges on Monday.
U.S. District Judge Mary Jo White sentenced Paul D. Boggs, 46, to 20 months in prison.
Boggs pleaded guilty last month to sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl and receiving child pornography from the victim.
The girl, who cannot be named for her own safety, was a resident of a home in the rural part of the state and had a 10th-grade education, according to court records.
A prosecutor said Bogg of Mount Vernon, Virginia, had access to a computer with the girl’s personal information.
He used the computer to send pornographic images to her, the prosecutor said.
Biggs admitted to having sexually abused the child in March 2016.
The plea deal was agreed to by the government and Bogg’s defense team.
He has admitted to downloading child pornography, but has said the images were not actually downloaded from the computer.
The government said Bigg also had an interest in child pornography.
The case is the first for the FBI in the country, the Justice Department said.
Bigg faces up to life in prison if convicted.