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A 31-year-old Long Beach man faces about 128 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a female relative in Costa Mesa, starting when she was 9 months old, and making videos of it that he circulated online, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Ryan Michael Booth was convicted of multiple felony counts of sexually assaulting a child, using a child for obscene matter and possession of child pornography, according to Deputy District Attorney Rick Zimmer.

Booth molested the girl until she was 2 years old, Zimmer said.

He made four videos of himself sexually assaulting her in her crib, Zimmer said.

Law enforcement officers testifying at his preliminary hearing Dec. 22, 2015, said he had 220,000 images of child porn on a hard drive in his home. The computer also contained 2,000 videos of child pornography and 150 images of the victim, according to testimony at the preliminary hearing.

Los Angeles police detective Eric Good testified at the preliminary hearing that the defendant told him, “he liked girls between the ages of, I believe, it was 9 to 12.”

Booth also told the detective that he had been downloading child pornography on and off since high school, according to Good’s testimony.

Booth is scheduled to be sentenced May 19 after being convicted Wednesday.

— City News Service

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