A Mountain Home man who sent sexually explicit photos to a 14-year-old girl and stored provocative photos of another girl on his cellphone has been ordered to spend eight years in federal prison.
James William Carr, IV, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of sexually explicit images of minors Aug. 9.
He'll pay a $5,000 fine and be on probation for 20 years once he leaves prison, according to a sentence imposed Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge in Boise.
Investigators contacted Carr in April at the Arby's fast food restaurant where he worked in Mountain Home after a Elmore County woman told Boise police that Carr was sending sexually explicit text messages to her daughter, according to a plea agreement. With the mother's permission, detectives posed as the girl and continued a text message conversation with Carr.
Carr sent images of his genitalia and images of another young girl that police used as evidence against him, according to court documents.
A forensic examiner found 35 photos of a minor female in various stages of dress, as well as 14 close-up photos of her genitalia.