The FBI says a man who last lived in Eagle River but remains at large on child-porn charges after a search last year has been ordered to spend more than a decade behind bars once he’s taken into custody.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason handed down a 14-year sentence Wednesday for 45-year-old Joshua Evans, according to U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder's office. Evans had pleaded guilty in November 2016 to possessing child pornography in a May 2016 case.

“Evans became the subject of a federal investigation after law enforcement officials discovered Evans was using the internet to download videos and images of child sexual exploitation,” federal officials wrote. “Evans has a previous conviction from 2001 by the State of Alaska for sexual abuse of a minor.”

After his guilty plea, Evans was placed on pretrial release pending his sentencing, but Chloe Martin with the U.S. Attorney's Office said he “disappeared” in October. Martin says he was last seen at the Knik River Public Use Area on October 18, 2017, where he sold his car.

Federal probation officers, as well as the FBI and Alaska State Troopers, conducted an unsuccessful manhunt for him.

Gleason also ordered Evans to spend the rest of his life on supervised release after he leaves prison.

Anyone with information on Evans’ whereabouts is asked to call the FBI’s Anchorage office at 907-276-4441, or Anchorage police at 907-786-8900.

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