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A Lake Forest man who pleaded guilty to federal charges of child pornography and traveling out of state to engage in sex acts with children in which the mom of a 6-year-old victim helped in the attack was sentenced Thursday to more than 24 years in prison.

Daniel Seibert, 29, pleaded guilty March 11 to production of child pornography, traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and use of a facility of interstate commerce to induce a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Judge James Selna sentenced Seibert to 292 months in federal prison.

Seibert traveled to Michigan between March 29 and April 2, 2019, to engage in sexual conduct with a 6-year-old girl with help from the child’s mother, according to the defendant’s plea agreement.

The mother, who is facing charges in Oregon state court, allegedly attempted to put the child to sleep with over-the-counter drugs so Seibert could molest the victim, according to prosecutors.

Seibert also admitted in the plea agreement to going to Utah in December, 2018, and May of last year to have sex with a 14-year-old victim he met online, prosecutors said.

Investigators recovered 180 photos and 19 videos of children being exploited during a search of the defendant’s residence, prosecutors said.

Seibert also enticed a third victim in May, 2017, through October of last year to engage in sex acts and send him photos and videos of the 15-year-old’s illicit behavior, according to the plea agreement.

Another 15-year-old girl said she met Seibert online and that he encouraged her to send him numerous illicit photos and videos of herself to him from September 2016 through July of 2019. Authorities found Seibert possessed about 160 images and eight videos of the fourth victim, according to the plea agreement.

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