OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 26-year-old Bellevue man has been given 15 years for producing child pornography.

Federal prosecutors say Nicholas Alford was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. He must serve five years of supervised release after he leaves prison. He'd pleaded guilty in February.

Authorities say he persuaded a 13-year-old to send dozens of sexually explicit images to his instant messenger mobile app account.