A Leavenworth man has been sentenced 18 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a child and recording the abuse on his cell phone, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for western Missouri.

A Leavenworth man has been sentenced 18 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a child and recording the abuse on his cell phone, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for western Missouri.

Cole Ryan Marshall, 19, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Springfield, Missouri.

In April, Marshall pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child. Marshall admitted that he engaged in illicit sexual conduct with a 14-year-old victim and recorded images and videos on his cell phone. The images and videos were taken at a location in Polk County, Missouri, according to the release from the office of Timothy Garrison, U.S. attorney for western Missouri.

Marshall also admitted that he used Dropbox’s online cloud storage program to store and share child pornography.

Marshall was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 18 years in federal prison without parole. The judge also sentenced Marshall to serve the rest of his life on supervised release following incarceration.