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Phoenix man gets 14-year prison term for child exploitation

Posted at 7:04 AM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 09:04:52-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona prosecutors say a Phoenix man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office says 53-year-old Peter Joseph Caddeo also was sentenced to lifetime probation and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors say Caddeo identified in 2016 when he was using internet chat groups to acquire child pornography.

Homeland Security investigations located Caddeo in Phoenix and served a search warrant at his residence.

They reported identifying digital devices that belonged to Caddeo and contained hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.

Investigators learned from Caddeo that he would obtain child porn by trading images on internet chat groups or he would pay money to gain access to download the sexually exploitative material.