MIDLAND - An Austin man will spend over 20 years behind bars after sending sexually explicit messages to a Monahans girl.
Mario Angel Alvarado was sentenced on Friday in a Midland Federal Court.
Judge Rob Junell sentenced him to 22 years in prison.
According to investigators, the girl was posing as a 16-year-old, on a social networking site, when in fact, she was only 11.
Alvarado pleaded guilty to the charges back in July.
Alvarado was already a convicted sex offender and had recently been released from prison.
He will be on supervised release for life after he completes his sentence.