A former Creighton University pharmacy professor was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for transporting child pornography.

Philip Gregory, 48, was identified in 2016 as having uploaded child pornography into a Google+ photos storage account, according to admissions made in connection with his guilty plea. The IP address was traced to Gregory's residence, which authorities searched after they obtained a warrant.

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A forensic exam of Gregory’s electronics revealed that he was in possession of 25,808 image files and 174 videos of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska. It also revealed that he had participated in online chats discussing and requesting child pornography from others.

Upon his release from prison, Gregory will begin a 10-year term of supervised release and must register as a sex offender. He also must pay $4,500 in restitution to victims portrayed in the images of child pornography.

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