A Westerly, Rhode Island man convicted of child pornography charges has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.
In addition to the seven years and three months behind bars, 41-year-old Normand Asselin was also sentenced Thursday to 10 years of probation upon completion of his prison term.
He pleaded guilty in September to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
Prosecutors say in May 2015 Google security personnel reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children images of child pornography were uploaded via email from an IP address) belonging to Asselin.
Rhode Island State Police executing a search warrant found about 1,250 images and 70 videos of child pornography on his laptop.