A Bossier City man will serve 15 years in prison on one count of receiving child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says 40-year-old Kenneth Jurls will also serve five years of supervised release and has to register as a sex offender.

According to evidence presented at Jurls' May 20 guilty plea, law enforcement agents detected someone downloading child pornography using a peer-to-peer internet file-sharing program. Agents searched his home July 16, 2014, and seized his computer. An examination of the computer revealed Jurls had been downloading child pornography for years. More than 1,000 images and videos of child porn were found on the device.

"Sooner or later a child predator's illegal activity will come to light," Finley said in a news release. "This defendant contributed to the abuse of children by downloading and trading massive amounts of child pornography online. My office will hold those accountable who possess, trade and view this type of material."

The case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Justice Department nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.