A Slaton man has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison for possessing child pornography.

Stephen Carpenter was sentenced Friday morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to ten years in federal prison, following his August 2013 guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the 33-year-old Carpenter used a file-sharing program to search for and download video files of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Carpenter was found to be in possession of a computer containing child pornography on February 14th, 2013.

The investigation was orchestrated by the Slaton Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.