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Mexico: American jailed for 199 years and fined $96,000 for child pornography


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(By Estera Popowska)

Authorities in Mexico said Wednesday that a U.S man who took pornographic photos of a girl with her mother's consent, was sentenced to 199 years in prison.

According to reports, the American man had been arrested in Manzanillo, in the western state of Colima for "taking images of a minor girl which he then sent to other countries on the Internet," the prosecutor's office said. It did not name the man, or provide the girl's age.

AFP says in addition to his prison term, the American man was fined the equivalent of $96,000 adding that the mother was convicted as well for allowing the images to be taken of a minor since the girl was under the age of 18.

Meanwhile, in the past five years, Mexico's special prosecutor's office for crimes against women and people trafficking has reportedly documented more than 4,000 pages of made-in-Mexico child pornography (AFP)