Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter

DALLAS  (CBSDFW.COM) — An Arlington man, Steven Lass, 33, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in April 2015 to one count of possession of child pornography.

READ MORE: Dallas Police Respond To 3 Shootings, 1 Major Crash Over Weekend

According to documents filed in the case, in August 2014, an officer with the Midlothian Police Department conducted a traffic stop in Midlothian on a vehicle driven by Steven Lass. The officer noticed that Lass’s front passenger seat was missing. Several tools and electronic devices were found where the seat would be have been located; Lass indicated that the tools and devices were his.

Lass consented to a search of his vehicle. Two iPods that were found were searched, and several images of child pornography were located. A subsequent forensic analysis of the seized material by FBI special agents revealed more than 650 images of child pornography on Lass’s iPods and 1559 images of child pornography on a thumb drive.

READ MORE: Texas Department Of State Health Services To Lay Out Plan For Giving Kids COVID Vaccine

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, click here.

For more information about internet safety education, click here and click on the tab “resources.”

MORE NEWS: Texas Department Of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Admitted To Hospital

(©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)