Matthew J. Rouse of Lincoln was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for the distribution of child pornography.
The 38-year-old was a sergeant in the Army National Guard in Lincoln when he started sexual relations with a 16-year-old Omaha high school student in September 2016.
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He used his phone to record the sexual encounters, which continued until January 2017. Rouse sent the videos to the minor over the internet and was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol on Feb. 10, 2017.
Rouse pleaded guilty March 5 to one count of distribution of child pornography. A Nebraska district court judge also ordered him to serve five years of supervised release following his sentence.