Springfield, Mo. --  A Leavenworth, Kan., man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for sexually abusing a 14-year-old victim and recording the abuse on his cell phone.

Cole Ryan Marshall, 19, was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Marshall to serve the rest of his life on supervised release following incarceration.

On April 12, 2018, Marshall plead guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child.

Marshall admitted that he engaged in illicit sexual conduct with a 14-year-old child victim and recorded images and videos on his cell phone. The images and videos were taken at a location in Polk County, Mo.

Marshall also admitted that he used Dropbox’s online cloud storage program to store and share child pornography.

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