A Lawrence man will spend nearly six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to distributing child pornography.
Tyler Padden, 35, of Lawrence, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of distributing child pornography. He was sentenced this week to 70 months.
During sentencing, prosecutors said Padden had four computers containing 2,000 images and 800 videos of child pornography. He installed seven file sharing programs on his computer that allowed him to search for child pornography and allowed other users to download images from his collection.
Prosecutors said the investigation began when a detective with the Overland Park Police Department used the internet to download child pornography from Padden’s computer.