Huntsville man who hid cameras in restrooms of local businesses sentenced to 140 years

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Huntsville man who entered a guilty plea to federal child pornography charges for placing cameras in restrooms and changing rooms at a handful of Huntsville businesses was sentenced on Tuesday.

Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala sentenced Jeremy Nelson to 1,680 months, or 140 years, in prison.  Judge Haikala said the bottom line is Nelson will be in prison for the rest of his life.

She said Nelson's offense is grievous and he engaged in it for an extended period of time. Haikala said she considered all arguments and written statements received when deciding on the sentence.

Earlier this year, Nelson pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual exploitation of a child, two counts of possession of child pornography, and one count of child pornography distribution.  Read more about the case.

Nelson is still facing state charges for his crimes.

Read our live blog of the sentencing hearing by clicking here.