A federal judge in Houston on Thursday sentenced 23-year-old Arturo Enrique Ochoa.
Ochoa in May pleaded guilty to production and distribution of child pornography, in an undercover online investigation that began in mid-2010. Authorities say Ochoa had more than 300,000 images of child pornography.
Authorities say Ochoa gave the victims money or offered to purchase video games for them in exchange for sexual favors and photographing them.
Further details on his mother were not immediately released.