A former Connecticut man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for producing and distributing child pornography involving a girl who was 8-years-old when the abuse began.
William Oehne, of Amelia, Va., formerly of Stamford, Conn., was sentenced Tuesday in Bridgeport.
Federal prosecutors said the 50-year-old Oehne took photographs of himself engaging in sex acts with the girl from 2004 to 2006 and distributed them over the Internet.
Authorities said Oehne used tricks and threats and enticed the girl by promising her clothes and electronics.
Prosecutors said by putting the images on the Internet, he ensured her lifelong victimization. Authorities said the pictures have become some of the most-viewed images of child pornography on the Internet, with the victim's images identified in more than 3,300 child pornography criminal investigations.