A Sugar Creek man on Tuesday pleaded guilty in federal court to attempting to distribute and receive child pornography over the Internet and possessing child pornography.

A Sugar Creek man on Tuesday pleaded guilty in federal court to attempting to distribute and receive child pornography over the Internet and possessing child pornography.

Martin A. Cordry, 47, admitted to downloading and distributing child pornography over the Internet through file-sharing programs on his computer, according to authorities. He also admitted to possessing child pornography when law enforcement seized his computer and digital media.

Cordry was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 1994 for the rape and sodomy of a 7-year-old.

Independence police, during an undercover investigation, identified Cordry’s computer as listing child porn files available to share. Police executed a search warrant at his home in December 2008 and took his computer and 50 compact discs that contained child pornography and 200 movies of child porn. Authorities discovered more than 1,000 cartoon images of sexual assaults of children, including children in bondage, on an external hard drive.

Cordry could be facing a minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole on each of the three felony charges filed against him.