Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Exploitation, Child Porn

Plea Agreement Will Send Man To Prison For 40 Years

An El Cajon man who has worked at a preschool and a day-care center in the San Diego area faces four decades in prison following his guilty plea to sexually exploiting minors and distributing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

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Corey James Loftin, 23, admitted in federal court in San Diego to receiving and distributing sexually explicit images of children, persuading minors to perform sex acts and soliciting an adult to engage in lewd conduct with juveniles, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to the plea agreement, between 2008 and April 2011, Loftin used a computer to communicate by video with two Pennsylvania girls – both born in 2001 -- to get them to engage in sexual behavior.

During the same time frame, Loftin sent text messages to a man to ask him to video record himself performing various sex acts with one or both of those girls and then send the videos to Loftin. That man is being prosecuted in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and entered guilty pleas earlier this year.

Loftin also admitted that on or about March 15, 2010, and Jan. 17, 2011, he used a cellphone camera to take "upskirt" photographs of two girls under age 7 at a San Diego-area preschool where he worked.

Finally, Loftin admitted to receiving and distributing child pornography depicting the two children from Pennsylvania and other unidentified children via the Internet.

At the time of his arrest in April 2011, Loftin was working at a local preschool and had babysitting ads on the Internet, according to prosecutors. He previously had worked at Cuyamaca College Child Development Center.

Loftin is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 24 to a stipulated 40-year prison term.

Authorities did not release the name of the preschool where Loftin worked.

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