Man who harassed 'Dance Moms' star sentenced

Posted at 9:53 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 16:14:06-05

A Campo man who sent sexually explicit material via Twitter to young actresses and mailed similar items to a 12-year-old girl featured on the reality show "Dance Moms" was sentenced Tuesday to three years in state prison.

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Phoenix Sundown, 37, pleaded guilty last month to "tweeting" the sexually explicit material.

He also pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for posting a YouTube video in which he set a live mouse on fire in a toilet, said Deputy District Attorney Carlos Campbell.

Sundown was arrested last Sept. 1.

When he is released from prison, he will have to register as a sex offender and will be on parole.