- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Prosecutors say a former YMCA employee in Missouri has been sentenced for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 28-year-old Benjamin Goodwin of Springfield was sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison without parole.

Goodwin had been employed as a childcare worker at the Springfield YMCA at the time of the offense. A forensic examination recovered dozens of message exchanges with others, including a picture Goodwin transmitted of one of the children he had supervised at the YMCA.

Goodwin had worked at the YMCA for more than a decade. He also worked as a special education paraprofessional.

The court also ordered Goodwin to 10 years of supervised release after he serves his prison term.

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