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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — Ronald Sweatt, 48, from Fort Worth was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison and 8 years of supervised release for child pornography offenses today.

Ronald Sweatt, 48, pleaded guilty, in May 2016 to one count of production of child pornography.

According Sweatt’s indictment, in June 2015 he persuaded a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct outside of the country for the purpose of producing a video.

Officers with the Fort Worth Police Department executed a search warrant at Sweatt’s home on December 2, 2015 and seized numerous computer media items, including a laptop computer and external hard drive. A forensic examination revealed the video previously described. Sweatt agreed to be interviewed and admitting to living in Mexico for the last 15 years and that he moved back in June 2015. Sweatt also admitted to knowing the video that he produced and transported into the United States depicted a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The matter was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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