A Moses Lake man was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Tuesday for producing and possessing child pornography.
Mikhail Yuriy Ageyev, 34, pleaded guilty in October to production of child pornography as well as conspiracy to produce child pornography.
He was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison and a lifetime of court supervision after he is released.
The Moses Lake Police Department received a CyberTip that Ageyev was involved in distribution of child pornography in October 2017.
A search warrant revealed that Ageyev traded child pornography with others online and discussed an interest in incest.
In an interview with police, Ageyev admitted he had child pornography on his phone and that he shared links, images and videos of child pornography online. He told police he produced child pornography and sexually explicit videos of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter.
Ageyev and his girlfriend, Katrina Michelle Maradee Adams, met online just two months prior to Ageyev’s arrest, court records show.
Police found discussions between Ageyev and Adams detailing plans for future sexual abuse of the child.
Adams pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce and distribution of child pornography in January 2019. She testified against Ageyev and is set to be sentenced on Feb. 24.
“Abusing young children in any way, using any method, is conduct that society as a whole agrees is the worst kind of conduct there is and, unfortunately, you were involved in it,” said U. S. District Court Judge Frem Nielsen at the sentencing.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alison Gregoire and James Goeke wrote, “Ageyev is a monster who is now, and will always be, a clear and present danger to children.”
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