FORT WORTH -- A man was sentenced Friday morning to 30 years in federal prison and 8 years of supervised release for child pornography offenses.
Ronald Sweatt, 48, pleaded guilty in May 2016 to one count of production of child pornography.
According to the indictment, in June 2015, Sweatt persuaded a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct outside of the United States and make a video.
Fort Worth police officers executed a search warrant at Sweatt's home on December 2, 2015 and seized numerous computer related items including a laptop and external hard drive.
A forensic examination showed the sexually explicit video Sweatt persuaded the minor to make for him.
Sweatt agreed to be interviewed and admitted to living in Mexico for the last 15 years and had just recently moved back to Texas in June 2015.
He also admitted to knowing the video he made and transported to Texas depicted a minor engaged in sexually explicit manner.
Thanks to, Project Safe Childhood the matter was brought to authorities' attention.