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Man pleads to porn charges
A Camden County man faces up to 90 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of making child pornography.

U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood accepted a plea agreement during a hearing in Brunswick for Angel Luis Rivera, 42, of Kingsland.

Rivera pleaded guilty to three of 11 charges of sexual exploitation of a minor in an indictment Feb. 2, 2011.

U.S. Marshals arrested Rivera in Kingsland Jan. 24, 2011. Court filings allege that between January 2007 and December 2010 Rivera coerced at least three minors -- two females and one male -- to allow him to "produce visual images on at least 11 occasions of sexual acts he performed or attempted to perform on those minor children."

The minors, who were reportedly entrusted to Rivera's care, were not identified in court documents.

Wood denied a motion Monday to dismiss the case. Rivera's attorney, Richard O. Allen of Woodbine, requested the case be dropped because he said it was outside of federal jurisdiction since all the alleged crimes occurred in Camden and other areas in the Southern District of Georgia.

U.S. Attorneys argued that because the camera used in making the images was made outside of the country and crossed federal and state borders to get to Camden County, the government had jurisdiction.

A sentencing hearing for Rivera has not been scheduled. He faces from 15 to 90 years in prison. There is no parole in the federal criminal judicial system.



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