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Child Pornographer Gets 40 Years

SAN DIEGO (CN) - A 24-year-old San Diegan was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for making child pornography featuring little girls in a day care center run by his girlfriend's family.

William Howard Michael pleaded guilty in September 2014 to three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He admitted videotaping the girls, who were 3, 5 and 7.

"In the videos, Michael's voice can be heard or one of his hands is seen removing a child's clothing and posing her," the U.S. attorney said in a statement after the sentencing Friday.

If he gets out of prison, he will be under supervision for the rest of his life.


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