Anthony Derrico, 36, of Grand Junction, Colorado, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release for transporting child pornography.

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Derrico was also ordered to pay a total of $10,000 in restitution to children who were depicted in child pornography images he possessed. He pleaded guilty on November 21, 2016.

According to court records, in May 2016, a federal agent in Maine investigating the online exchange of child pornography saw that an individual, later identified as Derrico, posted child pornography images to an online chat group. In a later private chat session with the agent, Derrico expressed an interest in child pornography, and sent the agent three child pornography images. The agent learned that Derrico, who was a truck driver, was driving from Idaho to Texas. Derrico was found in Laredo, Texas and arrested in his truck. Memory cards seized at the time of his arrest contained numerous child pornography images.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.