A Highland man has been sentenced to about 17.5 years in prison on child pornography-related charges.
Richard Hogg, 56, was sentenced to 210 months in prison on counts of distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and possession of prepubescent child pornography. He was sentenced to 120 months in prison on a count of access with intent to view child pornography. The terms are to be served concurrently.
Hogg was also ordered to serve 15 years of supervised release on each count to be served concurrently.
Charges arose after the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined that Hogg engaged in sexually-explicit online conversation with a person he believed was a minor female and received reports that he was soliciting children for sex acts.
Hogg provided a voluntary statement to authorities in which he admitted to chatting online about sex with a person he believed was a 16-year-old girl. He told investigators that he began looking at child pornography in 2007 and admitted there were approximately 1,000 pornographic photos of children on his computer.
Hogg pleaded guilty Jan. 25 and was sentenced April 29.