A Boone man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for producing child pornography.

The Watauga Democrat reports Frank Darrell Cromwell, age 25, was also ordered to pay $55,100 in special assessments, serve a lifetime of supervised release, and to register as a sex offender after he is released from prison.

Court records indicate Cromwell used Snapchat to convince multiple minor victims that he was female, and induced and sometimes coerced the minor victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct and to send him explicit images and videos.