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Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography, officials say

Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography, officials say

A 24-year-old Virginia Beach man was sentenced to 30 years in prison, followed by lifetime of supervised release, for producing child pornography, officials said. Jonathon Giddens pleaded guilty to posing as girls on social media sites and tricking boys into performing sexual acts, which he recorded, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. Court documents show he amassed a collection of 6,000 images and 1,500 videos of child pornography and traded it with other pedophiles. The images and videos included "a significant number of depictions of infants and toddlers being sexually abused, as well as sadomasochistic conduct, and...

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