Court documents show a Batesville man that authorities found in possession of thousands of explicit images involving children as young as infants was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Division 4 Judge Tim Weaver sentenced Randall Earl Riley to 360 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Riley was convicted on six counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. The sentences would run consecutively.

In June 2022, Arkansas State Police received a complaint through the Cyber Tip line of someone sharing images of “naked prepubescent minor females posing in a sexual manner.”

The investigation led officers to Riley’s home on East College Street, according to the affidavit.

After authorities confirmed Riley was the only resident, officers executed a search warrant in November 2022 and seized five cellular phones and a laptop.

Authorities say the electronic devices were analyzed by a digital evidence examiner, and some 1,157 CSAM images were located on two of Riley’s cellular phones.

The affidavit stated the images were of children ranging in age from infants to 5 or 6 years old.

Riley admitted during an interview that he downloaded and viewed images of child pornography.