Judson Morrow, 45, of Fort Smith, had pleaded guilty in June to three counts in a 15-count indictment.
Morrow was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and a $300 special assessment for using his computer to produce or attempt to produce sexually explicit images of two girls described as minors and for downloading images of child pornography from the internet.
"This office will remain vigilant in its prosecution of crimes against children. This case is an example of the fact that when individuals break laws that victimize children, they will be caught and they will be brought to justice," said Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.
According to court documents, the Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD) was first made aware of Morrow's actions when an acquaintance informed the department that he saw an image of child pornography on Morrow's computer. With this information, the FSPD obtained a search warrant for Morrow's apartment in Fort Smith.
A forensic examination of seized computers showed that Morrow was using a peer-to-peer program to download child pornography images from the internet. The forensic examination also showed that Morrow used his computer to produce child pornography images of girls while they were in his apartment in Fort Smith.