A Logan County man who is a registered sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to child pornography and weapons charges.

Jeffrey Lynn Hines, 40, of Adairville, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green to receiving child pornography mailed in interstate commerce via the Internet, possession of child pornography transported in interstate commerce via a computer and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

Hines, who faced a maximum prison sentence of 70 years on the charges, accepted a plea agreement that recommends a 15-year sentence, according to federal court records.

Hines admitted ordering the illicit material from a company outside the U.S. between August 2010 and April 2011, paying the company for DVDs that were mailed to him.

Federal postal inspectors identified Hines as someone who had ordered the pornographic materials from the foreign company, connecting them to shipping and billing addresses at a Nashville Road residence in Adairville.

Law enforcement executing a search warrant at the residence in July seized four computers, around 300 VHS tapes, 32 DVDs, five video cameras or disposable cameras, five flash drives, seven memory cards, three cell phones, a three-ring binder containing images of child pornography, miscellaneous handwritten documents that included websites and passwords, three shotguns and a handgun, according to court records.

Hines is a lifetime registrant on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, having been court-ordered to register following a 1995 conviction on a count of first-degree sexual abuse in Logan Circuit Court.

The victim in that case was a 6-year-old child, according to the online sex offender registry.

Hines is scheduled to be sentenced March 4.

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