The son of former University of Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst was sentenced Monday to six months in jail after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor counts of possession of child pornography.

Jack Eichorst, 20, entered the plea last month in Lancaster District Court. In a plea agreement, prosecutors reduced a felony charge of distribution of child pornography to misdemeanor child pornography possession.

Judge Lori Maret ordered Eichorst to serve 90 days in jail on each count, with the sentences served one after the other.

Eichorst faced up to one year in prison on each count. He was taken into custody in November 2017 on suspicion of sexual assault.

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According to a probable cause affidavit, investigators searched his phone and cloud-based storage. The affidavit said investigators found conversations in which Eichorst made specific requests, used sexually explicit language and shared links.

It also said investigators found several videos and images of prepubescent children depicted in sexual positions and sexual acts.

At the time, the Eichorst family said in a statement that their son’s level of sophistication was not that of other people his age.

“Jack has significant developmental disabilities and special needs who lives a very private and dependent life. We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support for Jack.”

Shawn Eichorst was fired Sept. 21, 2017, from the athletic director’s job, about five years after he was picked to replace Tom Osborne.

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