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Man pleads guilty in child sex exploitation case that has ties to Idaho

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DETROIT (AP) _ A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to persuading
mothers in several states to sexually assault their young children
and send him images.
Steven Demink of Redford Township pleaded guilty Monday in
federal court in Detroit to six charges as part of an agreement
with prosecutors.
Seven charges were dropped. All counts related to the sexual
exploitation of children. Demink was arrested in October and faces
15 years to life in prison when he is sentenced June 9.
Authorities say the 41-year-old Demink went by the name Dalton
St. Clair, met the women online and had them send images of the
assaults. The indictment says he posed as a therapist in the
communications with mothers in New Hampshire, Idaho and Florida.
Authorities say seven children were rescued and four mothers
arrested.


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