A 27-year-old Bangor man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 50 years in prison for creating and distributing child pornography.  

Timothy S. Klimas will also be subject to a lifetime of supervised release, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II.  Klimas pleaded guilty to the charges on September 22, 2015.

Court records reveal that between 2012 and 2014, the defendant sexually abused three minor children and used a digital camera and his cell phone’s camera to record sexually explicit images of them. He posted many of those images on a website.  Klimas was arrested in August 2014.

In imposing the sentence Monday, Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. said, “These images are a crime against innocence … against childhood … against a basic human moral code” and that the defendant’s conduct was “beyond evil.”

The investigation was conducted jointly by the FBI and the Bangor and Newport Police Departments.