Kansas Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Child Porn Case

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A Belleville, Kansas man was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison in a child pornography case.

28-year-old Joshua Noxon received his sentence Wednesday in U.S. District Court. He was found guilty in July of one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography.

Prosecutors say an undercover officer came into contact with Noxon in 2005, while posing as a 14-year old girl in an internet chat room called "incest." They say Noxon sent the investigator links to online photo albums containing sexually explicit photos of children.

Investigators say a search of Noxon's home turned up hundreds of images of child pornography including images of prepubescent girls being sexually assaulted.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney prosecuted the case as part of Project Safe Childhood.