A Yuba City man has been sentenced to 16 years and three months in prison for producing child pornography.
Nathan Penner, 26, pleaded guilty Nov. 5 to one count of production of child pornography. He was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley, who also ordered Penner to serve a lifetime term of supervised release, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.
As part of his plea, Penner admitted to producing sexually explicit images and videos of a 5-year-old girl in September and October 2012. Evidence presented during the sentencing hearing revealed that Penner downloaded hundreds of files of child pornography on his computer and distributed such material using an online chat messaging service, authorities said.
The case resulted from investigations by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Yuba City Police Department.