A Lubbock man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for producing child pornography.

Njeazeh Roderigue Ambeabet was sentenced Friday to 210 months in federal prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release.

The sentence comes after the 24-year-old Ambeabet’s April 2013 guilty plea to one count of production of child pornography. He has been in custody since his February 2013 arrest.

According to court documents, Ambeabet met an 11-year-old girl online and began texting with her, and he frequently asked her to engage in sexual relations with him.

He admitted that he was aware of her age, and received sexually explicit images of her taken with her cell phone at his request.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and Lubbock Police, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy was in charge of the prosecution.