CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Cheyenne man faces 22 years in prison following his guilty plea in federal court Thursday to a charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

Joshua Stevens pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson in Cheyenne.

A plea agreement with federal prosecutors calls for dropping a separate federal charge of attempting to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.

Police arrested Stevens last summer in Cheyenne after authorities say he sent electronic images showing sexual abuse of a child to an undercover detective in Washington, D.C.

The 34-year-old Stevens told Johnson he transmitted the images over the Internet after agreeing to exchange images with the detective.

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