A registered sex offender from Hollis has been sentenced to three and a half to 7 years in prison for sharing and promoting child pornography on the internet.
Eduardo Medina, 36, was sentenced by Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Kron on Friday, according to a statement issued by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Medina pleaded guilty earlier this month to promoting a sexual performance by a child and failing, as a Level 3 registered sex offender, to report his internet service provider to the state.
He had been in custody since Aug. 28 of last year when police executed a search warrant at his apartment, during which a laptop computer, a cell phone and multiple electronic data storage devices were seized.
Brown said a forensic examination of the laptop led to the recovery of 14 videos depicting children.
Medina was part of a file-sharing network that allowed others to download the videos from his computer.
In 2001 Medina was convicted of sodomy involving a child, for which he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.