A Shreveport man will face a lengthy prison sentence for receiving child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says 44-year-old Aaron Wikkerink will serve 30 years in prison, plus five years of supervised release. He's also required to register as a sex offender.

According to evidence presented at his October 1, 2014, guilty plea, Wikkerink admitted to downloading child porn online from April 7, 2012, until April 24, 2012. Authorities searched his home and found child pornography on several electronic storage devices, showing prepubescent children in sexually explicit situations. Wikkerink was previously convicted of child molestation.

"This office is dedicated to the protection of children, Finley said in a news release. "We have and will continue to make the prosecution of child exploitation and child pornography cases a priority. Those who hide behind technology to conduct these heinous acts should know that the internet is not a safe haven for their crimes. I want to thank our federal, state and local partners who work so diligently to investigate and uncover these threats to children."