A Lubbock resident could spend the next decade in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.

19-year-old Tony Alvarez pleaded guilty last Thursday to one count of possessing child pornography.

Alvarez admitted that he used his computer to search for and download depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, then saved several of the images to his laptop computer and memory stick.

He faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a lifetime of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Lubbock Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The case is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock.