SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A man has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to two felony counts involving child pornography.

Joel Lehi Organista, 29, of Salt Lake City has pleaded guilty to two felony counts related to the production and transportation of child pornography in federal court on Jan. 10, court records state.

Organista admitted to owning a Dropbox account which he used to download between 10 and 150 images of prepubescent children. Officials say he also admitted to using Snapchat to contact minor children and soliciting them to perform sexual acts for him via video chat, with one incident involving a 13-year-old.

Officials say the case began in January 2021 after law enforcement received multiple tips that devices and accounts attributed to Organista were receiving and downloading images containing child pornography.

A search warrant was issued and at Organista’s residence in June 2021 and he has been in custody since then.

Prosecutors have recommended a 15-year sentence in federal prison for Organista, who also faces a maximum possible sentence of a lifetime of supervised release after his prison term is served.

Organista’s sentencing is set for May of 2022.