A northern California man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years and six months in prison, to be followed by lifetime supervision, for receiving and distributing more than 1,000 images of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.
Cody Nathan Patterson, 32, of northern California, resided in Henderson, Nevada, at the time of the offense. In March 2020, he pleaded guilty to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon, who sentenced Patterson. In addition to imprisonment and supervised release, Patterson was ordered to pay $89,000 in restitution to victims. Under the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act, Patterson is also required to register as a sex offender.