A Kansas City man who continued trading in online child pornography even after he knew he was under investigation has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
Justin K. Eaton, 33, who previously was convicted in Clay County of possessing child pornography, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City. He pleaded guilty in November to attempted distribution of child pornography over the Internet.
Clay County authorities seized a computer from Eaton in February 2012 as part of the investigation that led to his state court conviction.
But federal prosecutors said he almost immediately bought a new computer and continued to download and share child pornography.
The FBI seized that computer later that year and found images of child pornography that were the basis of the charge that led to this week’s sentence.
Eaton was sentenced in 2013 to eight years in prison in the Clay County case and was released on probation after serving 120 days in the state’s Sexual Offender Assessment Unit.