KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Knoxville man was recently sentenced to four years in prison after officials charged him with attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, according to a release from the Knoxville Police Department.
Police said that on August 21, 2017, investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a person in Knoxville uploaded one image of child pornography via the internet. Investigators with the KPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) conducted an investigation and were able to obtain a search warrant for a residence occupied by the suspect, Johnny Lynn Nance.
Investigators executed the search warrant on October 24, 2017 and seized several electronic devices belonging to Nance.
The files on Nance's electronic devices were analyzed, and investigators discovered 85 image files of child pornography and one video file depicting child pornography, which showed pre-pubescent male and female children engaged in various sexual acts.
On August 10, 2018, Nance pleaded guilty to attempted sexual exploitation of a minor. On the same day, Nance was sentenced to a four year sentence and will also be required to register as a sex offender.