A convicted child sex abuser in the midst of a six-year sentence was given 90 more months in prison Wednesday after coming back to Jackson County to face drug and child pornography charges.

Jordan William Levine, 37, more than a year into his Measure 11 sentence for sexual abuse, pleaded no contest in Jackson County Circuit Court to child pornography and marijuana distribution charges that stemmed from the initial child sexual abuse investigation.

The no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt but indicates Levine realizes prosecutors could prove their case based on the nearly 27 pounds of processed marijuana seized by police and images depicting child abuse found on his home computer in 2015.

Levine previously pleaded no contest in February 2016 to a single felony count of first-degree sexual abuse in which a young child in his home was the victim. No-contest pleas result in convictions the same as a guilty plea would.

In December 2015, while investigating the sexual abuse case, the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement task force seized 26.98 pounds of marijuana and found packaging materials, drying racks and scales among other evidence of an illicit commercial export operation, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Terry Smith-Norton, who prosecuted the case.

Levine was not licensed as an Oregon medical marijuana grower, Smith-Norton said.

A forensic investigation on Levine's Mac Mini desktop computer and various devices and thumb drives yielded hundreds of child pornographic images. Further, Smith-Norton said that the Department of Homeland Security had been monitoring Levine since April that year after finding evidence that Levine had traded images on various social networks along with short stories about engaging in child abuse in the Philippines.

Smith-Norton stated that Levine had used profits gained from illegally selling marijuana to pay for trips to the Philippines.

Levine was brought to the Jackson County Jail March 16 from the Oregon State Penitentiary, where he's been serving a mandatory-minimum 75-month sentence since February 2016.

Circuit Judge David Hoppe followed the plea recommendations, sentencing Levine to 90 additional months for five felony counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse and a single felony count of unlawfully manufacturing marijuana.

As part of the plea agreement, Levine won't be eligible for alternative incarceration programs during the 90-month prison sentence, but he will be eligible for earned time and time off for good behavior. Levine's court-appointed defense lawyer Alyssa Bartholomew estimated the pleas will add five years to his prison sentence.

— Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@mailtribune.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MTCrimeBeat.