TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — A former St. Petersburg police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tampa federal court to distribution and possession of child pornography, according to court documents.

Matthew Enhoffer, 34, faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

Agents executed a search warrant at Enhoffer’s home in September after Homeland Security Investigations received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, prosecutors said. The center reported that someone at Enhoffer’s address had distributed child pornography on a web-based social media application.

An examination of Enhoffer’s electronic devices revealed that he possessed approximately 391 images and 7 videos depicting child pornography, as well as 293 images of child erotica, investigators said. The images and videos depicted young children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

A forensic analysis of Enhoffer’s laptop also revealed that he had distributed child sex abuse material to another individual in 2018, officials said.

This a far cry from when the department issued him one of their highest honors less than five years ago.

In October 2015, Enhoffer was awarded the police department’s Medal of Valor for shooting 18-year-old Austin Lee Goodner who opened fire on officers when they came to question him as a suspect in another shooting, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

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