LINCOLN, Neb. -

A Gering man has been sentenced to spend the next six years behind bars.

Today U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg announced that 52-year-old Ralph Moreno was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

Last October, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol downloaded a total of 6 videos of child pornography from Moreno's computer.  After serving a search warrant on his home, they found more than 200 videos collected over a five year period. 

Moreno is not eligible for parole; and following his release he will have five years of supervised release and will have to register as a sex offender.