An Anchorage man will spend the next 20 years behind bars for distributing child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason sentenced 27-year-old Jay Leavitt on Monday.

He was previously sentenced to three years of active imprisonment for attempted sexual abuse of a minor, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonas Walker. Shortly after release, he started using his cell phone to distribute porn -- even though he was under supervision. 

"Specifically, between March 27, 2017, and April 7, 2017, Leavitt used a computer to upload 55 images to his Twitter and Gmail accounts, and eight video clips, knowing that those images and videos depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct," Chloe Martin, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder's office, wrote in a statement Monday. 

Leavitt's probation supervision included lie-detector tests, which he successfully deceived by falsely denying he had committed the new offense.

Judge Gleason said upon release, Leavitt will be under supervised release for the rest of his life. 

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