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Apr 26, 2012 5:46 PM by KATC

Sulphur man sentenced in porn scam

A Sulphur man was sentenced to almost 25 years in prison for producing child pornography.

Today, Jamy Church, 34, of Sulphur, was sentenced to 293 months in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release, for enticing minors to engage in criminal sexual activities and producing child pornography.

Beginning in June of 2009, Church, who was coaching a youth baseball league at the time, created multiple Facebook pages using the names and images of high school females.

He then began using the false personas to contact boys between approximately 13 and 16 years of age, asking them to be "friends" on "her" Facebook page. After contacting the minor boys, he would send sexually explicit images of females that he represented to be
the females from his Facebook page. Church would then ask the boys to send sexually explicit images of themselves and would also ask the boys to expose their genitals and masturbate while taking the image of themselves. Between 2009 and 2011, Church caused
over 50 boys to produce sexually explicit images of themselves.

United States Attorney Finley stated, "Too many children are victimized by predators that target the most vulnerable among us - our children. This case reveals the disturbing truth that child predators will go to great lengths to sexually exploit minors, to
include Facebook, to reach them.

The investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations and the Louisiana State Police.

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