A Galveston man Wednesday was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney’s Office officials said.

Adam Vargas, 37, pleaded guilty in April 2017 in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas to possession and distribution of child pornography and was sentenced Wednesday, said Angela Dodge, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Galveston police started investigating Vargas after learning that he was uploading child pornography to an online account, Dodge said.

While executing a search warrant at his home in 2015, investigators found a cellphone that had more than 2,000 images and 1,100 videos of child pornography and more on an online account, Dodge said.

Vargas will serve five years of supervised release at the end of his sentence, Dodge said.

Prior to the child pornography charge, Vargas had two prior convictions for aggravated sexual assault of a child, Dodge said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


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