A 44-year old Kansas City man with prior felony convictions for child pornography was sentenced in federal court on Monday for receiving child pornography over the Internet.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says that 44-year old Travis E. Fleming, of KCMO, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Fleming to 20 years of supervised release following incarceration. Additionally, Fleming was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution to each of three identified victims of sexual abuse portrayed in the images of child pornography that he possessed.

Fleming was convicted in federal court in 2010 of two counts of receiving child pornography and two counts of possessing child pornography, for which he was sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison. He was on supervised release at the time of the current offense.

On September 20, 2018, Fleming reportedly pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography. Fleming admitted that he had 256 images of child sexual abuse (including bondage) on his cell phone. Some of the victims ranged in age from 4 to 10 years old. A forensic examination determined that Fleming did the bulk of his viewing of child pornography in the dark web.

Fleming’s probation officer discovered the cell phone during a home visit on November 2017. Fleming reportedly admitted he had been accessing the internet since at least February 2017. Among the conditions of Fleming’s supervised release was that he not possess any type of computer or electronic device with access to any on-line computer service.