08/11/2015 06:07 EDT | Updated 08/11/2016 05:59 EDT

Denis Courchesne, Alberta Man, Jailed In Puerto Rico For Making Child Porn

Investigators say he downloaded hundreds of illegal images and produced others on his cellphone.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Canadian man has been sentenced in Puerto Rico to 40 years in prison for possession and production of child pornography.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Denis Victor Courchesne of Fort McMurray, Alta., was sentenced Tuesday in the U.S. Caribbean territory.

He was arrested last year at the island's main airport when U.S. customs officers found images of child pornography on his laptop computer and an external hard drive.

The 46-year-old Canadian had just arrived on a flight from Panama.

In an affidavit, U.S. agents alleged Courchesne told them he was sexually attracted to prepubescent girls.

Investigators said he downloaded hundreds of child pornography images as a paid subscriber to an online group and also produced unlawful images with his cellular phone.

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