SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A South Texas man who had more than 70,000 videos and images of child pornography has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
A federal judge in San Antonio on Thursday sentenced 65-year-old Charles Leroy Earl of New Braunfels. Earl in June pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography.
Beaumont police gathered evidence in an online investigation that led to Earl's home being searched last October. Authorities seized about two dozen computers and other equipment.
Prosecutors say the devices yielded more than more than 10,000 videos and 62,000 images of child pornography.