A State College man will face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to distribution of child pornography, according to federal court documents.
Alexander Pringle, 33, was indicted Nov. 10 on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography and was placed on house arrest. He violated the terms of his house arrest in January and was ordered to be detained.
Pringle’s guilty plea was an admission to having 95,862 images of child pornography, according to PennLive.
Charges against Pringle stemmed from evidence that he distributed at least one image of minors — some younger than 12 years old — engaged in sexual acts between June 30, 2010, and April 29, 2011, according to court documents.
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Pringle initially entered a not guilty plea, though a plea agreement was filed Aug. 29 in U.S. Middle District Court.
Pringle may be ordered to pay a $250,000 fine as a part of his sentence and must follow all sex offender registration requirements under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. He will also forfeit computer equipment.
The remaining charge of possession of child pornography against him will be dropped after sentencing.