A federal judge on Monday sentenced a 38-year-old Modesto man to 15 years eight months in prison for receiving child pornography, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
A jury found Eric Paul Vallejos guilty Oct. 3 after a two-day trial. Prosecutors said evidence in the trial showed that Vallejos made dozens of child pornography files available for sharing in September and October 2010 through a peer-to-peer file-sharing program.
Investigators said they served a search warrant at his home and seized a computer in the process of downloading numerous images, including several that depicted the sexual abuse of prepubescent minors. Upon completing his prison sentence, Vallejos will be required to serve 15 years of supervised release, during which his access to minors, the Internet and computers will be restricted, federal prosecutors said.