PENSACOLA — Danny Ray Murphy, 37, of Milton, was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison, after being convicted on June 14 of conspiracy, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography involving a minor under age 12.

As part of his sentence, Murphy will be required to register as a sex offender. The sentence was announced in a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

During the trial, the jury reviewed three months of online communications between Murphy and a co-conspirator, including images and a video of the co-conspirator sexually assaulting a 3-year-old child. These communications along with forensic evidence from Murphy’s cellular telephone, revealed he was attempting to gain personal access to the 3-year-old for the same purpose, the release said.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the Pensacola Police Department, the State Attorney’s Office for the 1st Judicial Circuit, and the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David L. Goldberg.