A Billings man will spend seven and a half years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography.
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull on Thursday sentenced Philip Jeff Glen, 54, to a term shorter than his guideline range of nine years to about 11 years.
Glen, the judge said, had no criminal history, has a mental illness from long-term methamphetamine use and had been abused by his parents.
Glen pleaded guilty to distribution and receipt of child porn in March. He had 11 child porn images in his computer.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents received information in 2009 that Glen was suspected of distributing the material over the Internet, the prosecutor said.
Agents served a search warrant on Glen's house in January 2010, seized computer equipment and found child porn images and a movie. The images includes prepubescent children and children engaged in sadistic or masochistic abuse.