An Endicott man will spend up to 18 years in prison for possessing thousands of computer files containing child pornography.

Kenneth Buchanan mug shot provided by Broome County District Attorney
Kenneth Buchanan mug shot provided by Broome County District Attorney
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58-year-old Kenneth Buchanan was sentenced in Broome County court to the maximum term under a plea deal reached earlier this year.

Buchanan was arrested in June of last year following a search of his home that turned up years-worth of porn on his computer. Police reported confiscating 51 photos and 9 videos of a child under the age of 16 engaged in sexual activity.

He had pleaded not guilty to dozens of counts in January but entered a guilty plea in March to a 60-count child porn indictment.

Officials said the Endicott man had collected the images over the course of several years.

In addition to the prison sentence and post-release supervision, Buchanan will register as a sex offender.