Sergeant Alberto Randazzo, a former NYPD officer who pleaded guilty to soliciting child pornography from a variety of women he met on the internet, was sentenced to 28 years in prison today according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office.

Randazzo. 40, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and one count of receipt of child pornography in 2016. Today, it was announced that he was sentenced to 28 years in prison, eight years of supervised release and a spot on the sex offender registry for his sex crimes against children.

"Alberto Randazzo lived a double life, publicly serving as an NYPD police officer while privately engaging in conduct to exploit the most vulnerable members of the community - our children. Together with our law enforcement partners we will continue to strive to protect the most vulnerable among us," Acting United States Attorney Bridget M. Rohde said in a press release after the sentencing was announced.

Randazzo was arrested in 2013 after investigators found child pornography on his computer, which they found after a tipster told authorities that they found text messages on Randazzo's phone relating to the crimes. According to court documents, the witness also found emails from women who Randazzo convinced to commit sex acts on their children for his enjoyment. When asked about the communications, Randazzo told the witness that he had "sexual interest in mothers having sex with their children," according to the press release from the U.S. Attorney's office.

The disgraced NYPD sergeant never actually molested any children himself. Instead, he found mothers on websites like Ashley Madison and convinced them to molest their children while he watched. Even after getting suspended from the NYPD while they investigated his child pornography collection, Randazzo was rearrested for downloading child porn while he was out on bail in 2013, leading to the federal charges filed against him.

Prosecutors also announced that of the five women who molested their children for Randazzo, three are still being tried in the Eastern District. One woman is still awaiting a trial, one of the women who pleaded guilty was sentenced to five years in prison, and another woman is still awaiting sentencing.