CROFTON, Neb. (AP) — A 50-year-old Crofton man has been given 12 years in federal prison for receiving and transporting child pornography.

A news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Michael Tramp was sentenced on Monday. His sentence includes five years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

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Tramp was arrested last May after an investigation by the Minnesota, Nebraska and federal authorities.

The release says that over 18 months that ended with his arrest, Tramp had been exchanging text messages with a 13-year-old Minnesota girl. At his request, she also sent photos of herself in sexually explicit poses.

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In April 2010, her mother reported the texts and messages to her local sheriff’s office.

The town where the girl and her mother live was not disclosed.

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