MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Fridley, Minn. man has pleaded guilty to skipping out on a federal prison sentence.

Matthew Eric Linngren, 38, was convicted on charges of distributing child pornography last year. He was to report to federal prison last September to serve a 180-day term.

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Linngren failed to report and was arrested weeks later in Los Angeles County in California on auto theft charges. He was indicted on new charges in November.

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On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to failing to report to federal officials. He faces a potential 10 years in prison now.

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His sentencing has not yet been scheduled.