SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A New York man has been sentenced to 235 years in prison for sexually exploiting two children to make child pornography.

Forty-year-old Jason Kopp, of Liverpool, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Syracuse, where he pleaded guilty in May to taking sexually explicit photos of two children.

Prosecutors say they launched an investigation in March when a child exploitation task force member began texting with Kopp. Authorities say Kopp told the undercover officer he had pictures of an infant girl sent to him by a female acquaintance.

The acquaintance, Emily Oberst, was an aide at a Syracuse elementary school. She’s scheduled to go on trial in November.