Man Receives Sentence for Producing Child Porn

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A central Kansas man has been sentenced to 260 years in prison for using a 9-year-old girl to produce child pornography.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten handed down the punishment Monday to Philip Andra Grigsby, 50, of Marquette.

Grigsby pleaded guilty earlier to eight counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count each of possession of child pornography and unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says in a news release that he wants the sentence to send a message.

The investigation began after Grigsby sent emails containing child porn to an Australian man. Investigators were able to identify the victim after noticing the name of a middle school on a physical fitness certificate.

A restitution hearing is scheduled June 24.