Shawn Ryan Thomas, 31, is also accused of plotting to kidnap a 9-year-old girl and kill her parents

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October 13, 2015 10:20 AM

A Florida man was sentenced to nearly 900 years in prison for possessing massive amounts of child porn.

Shawn Ryan Thomas, 31, is also accused of plotting to kidnap a 9-year-old girl and kill her parents, the Florida Office of the Attorney General said in a statement.

He was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement before he could carry out his plan.

Authorities found 60 images of child porn on a computer discovered on Thomas’ bed after an informant tipped them off to Thomas’ alleged murder plot.

Thomas’ lawyer had argued that the laptop actually belonged to Thomas’ roommate, but the jury ultimately ruled that the computer was his, The Orlando Sentinel reports. He was found guilty on all 60 counts of possessing child porn and was sentenced to 15 years in prison for 59 of them, bringing his sentence to a grand total of 885 years in prison. On the last count, he was sentenced to 15 years of sex offender probation.

Thomas is expected to stand trial on charges of attempted kidnapping, attempted child rape and attempted murder as well. He has pleaded not guilty.

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