St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Mankato area man has been given a prison term that could amount to a life sentence in a child pornography case.

38-year-old Phillip Reinhart of Courtland has been sentenced to 40-years in prison creating sexually explicit images of two children and distributing those materials, along with other child porn images and videos through an internet messaging program. The victims were 7 and 9-years-old when the crimes occurred between May 2017 and March of last year.

Reinhart earlier pleaded guilty to federal charges of production and attempted production of child pornography.