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Man gets 20 years in child porn case

8:19 AM, Nov 8, 2012   |    comments
Eric Straatsma
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A West Michigan man who authorities say videotaped a naked 5-year-old girl has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

The Grand Rapids Press reports that Eric Straatsma received the sentence Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. He earlier pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child.

The Associated Press sent a message seeking comment from Straatsma's lawyer on Thursday morning.

Authorities say Straatsma made the video in 2009 and also was found with than 1,000 images of child pornography. The FBI said he had traded child pornography for 15 years.

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