Big Spring Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man who showed child pornography to his girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter and later used the victim to make sex videos is going to prison for nearly 34 years.

A federal judge in Lubbock on Friday sentenced 37-year-old John Alan Conroy of Big Spring.

Conroy in December pleaded guilty to producing child pornography and receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Court documents indicate Conroy was unemployed at times in 2009 when he lived with a woman, plus her elementary school age son and her daughter.

Prosecutors say Conroy downloaded images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and showed them to the girl. Investigators say he later began having sexual contact with the victim, plus shot sexually explicit videos of her.