Five other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
The case against Lowis began late last year, when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children gave a tip to authorities regarding child pornography found on a Dropbox account belonging to Lowes, according to KTLA sister station WXMI in Grand Rapids.
The files depicted children and infants engaging in sex acts with adults, WXMI reported.
Lowis was arrested in Nov. 2016 after he confessed to filming himself having sex with two young boys when Michigan State Police served a search warrant at residence, WXMI reported, citing court documents.
He also led troopers to additional child pornography, authorities said.
Lowis allegedly told state police he had been sexually abusing two brothers, ages 12 and 14, having sex with one of them from 2015 until the week before his arrest, the court documents stated.