Created: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:15:00 CST
Updated: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:21:46 CST
A former Grand Island firefighter will serve 7 years behind bars for child pornography.
51 year-old Mark Fhuere was sentenced on Wednesday in Federal Court.
Back in February, authorities found an IP address assigned to Fhuere that was identified as having files of child pornography available on the internet.
His computer had more than 3,000 images and videos depicting sexually explicit conduct of children under the age of 18.
Fhuere was arrested on May 31st at the Nebraska State Patrol's office in Grand Island.
He had resigned from the fire department that morning.