A Lubbock man is sentenced to over 27 years in prison on child pornography convictions.

Jeremy Labrec, 22, was sentenced to 330 months in prison by a southern Indiana U.S. Court for participating in a worldwide distribution of child pornography.

Labrec was charged with 22 counts he sexually exploited children, distributed and received child pornography and conspired to commit these offenses. In February 2011 and plead guilty to the charges on June 6th of this year.

According to court documents, during the course of the investigation, law enforcement discovered that, in addition to his child pornography trafficking activities, Labrec had sexual contact with six young boys, all of whom were five years of age or younger.

A total of more than two dozen children have now been rescued as a result of Operation Bulldog. Efforts to identify additional defendants and victims in the United States and abroad are active and ongoing.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.