GREENBELT, Md. WUSA9) -- A twenty-four-year old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for sexually exploiting a minor to produce child porn, authorities said.
The U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced David Wayne Sweet, of St. Leonard, Md. to a 20 year sentence followed by supervised release for life, according to authorities.
He must register as a sex offender wherever he works, lives and studies.
Deputies found sexually explicit images of a girl on Sweet's personal cell phone, authorities said. The photos were taken between June and September 2013. According to authorities, they were able to recover all of the photos, even though Sweet had deleted the photos from his phone.
Police arrested Sweet on September 27, 2013. According to authorities, he touched the girl inappropriately while she was sleeping and took photos her.