Riverside Judge Virginia Phillips sentenced 34-year-old Joshua Boras on Monday. The Lapeer, Mich., man pleaded guilty earlier to participating in a child exploitation enterprise and producing child pornography.
Prosecutors said Boras was affiliated with the “Lost Boy” online bulletin board for trading of child porn. The Internet site was shut down three years ago and 15 defendants have pleaded guilty or have been convicted at trial.
Investigators said group had 35 members in the United States, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. New members were required to post child porn to join the organization.