A federal judge in central Illinois has sentenced a Bloomington man to 20 years in prison for child pornography.
In sentencing Richard Jimenez on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Michael Mihm said the 49-year-old defendant's collection of child porn images is the largest he remembers seeing in his nearly 30 years on the bench.
Authorities say Jimenez had nearly one terabyte of illicit images and movies. An FBI agent says she stopped counting the videos when she reached 1,000 and cataloged more than 1,100 images.
The judge gave Jimenez the maximum sentence, saying that he believes Jimenez is a danger to the community because he spent 30 years collecting the images and had admitted to molesting three young boys.