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Man sentenced to 70 years for raping 1-year-old, posting videos to dark web

He pleaded guilty earlier this year.
Credit: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

BRADENTON, Fla. — A Bradenton man was sentenced to 70 years in prison for producing a sexually violent video series of himself raping a 1-year-old.

James Lockhart, 31, pleaded guilty in March.

Court documents said Lockhart made a series of four videos where he recorded himself raping the victim and distributed them to the dark web.

Lockhart also made other sex abuse videos and images of the victim and bragged about abusing another 1-year-old child, court records said.

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Law enforcement said Lockhart collected child pornography with other victims in it.

After law enforcement executed a search warrant on his home, they found devices containing 43 videos depicting child pornography and at least 4,000 images of child porn. Lockhart’s child pornography collection included infants and sadomasochistic and violent conduct, according to a report from the Florida Department of Justice.

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