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US Attorney's Office: Man arrested for producing porn of boys across country, 1 from Va.

An Ohio man was arrested for producing child pornography of boys across the country -- one of whom lived in Loudoun County, Virginia, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia reported on Monday.

According to authorities, Vincenzo Leonardi, 27, posed as a juvenile girl by the name of "Taylor Capps from at least May 2012 until February 2016. Leonardi reportedly used sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Kik to reach boys between the ages of nine and 12.

In some of the cases, the 21-year-old enticed the young boys by sending them photos of naked juvenile girls, and in exchange received recordings and photos of the boys engaging in sexual behavior. Authorities say this is what happened with one 9-year-old boy in Loudoun County.

Leonardi admitted to possessing "over two dozen sexually explicit videos and over 100 sexually explicit images of minors," the Attorney's Office stated in a press release. He faces a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30. His sentencing will be held on May 12.


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