An American man was jailed for life in the US city of Sacramento on Tuesday for “buying” children from the Philippines for sex, in crimes that were described by the judge as “unthinkable, inexcusable”.
Michael Carey Clemans, a 57-year-old pilot from California, pleaded guilty in September to buying children, conspiracy and traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, USA Herald reported. He had already pleaded guilty to producing and receiving child pornography.
On Tuesday US District Judge John Mendez rejected appeals by Clemans’ lawyer, Daniel Olmos, for a lighter sentence in recognition of his client’s cooperation with authorities, saying he agreed with prosecutors that the case was “lurid, wilful, and disturbing”.
“He has taken away the childhood of those victims,” Mendez said. “Mr Clemans is a dangerous man. A danger particularly to children.”
The court earlier heard that Clemans, an army veteran with no criminal record, began visiting the Philippines while he worked in Bangkok for two years with an airline. In 2014 he provided a woman, Lyan Tandeg, with equipment to photograph naked children, targeting typhoon victims and some living in orphanages because they were less able to resist his advances.
He intended to sexually assault the young girls photographed, some as young as seven, when he was in the Philippines. Authorities later found more than 27,000 pornographic photos of children in a computer owned by Clemans that was at his parents’ house.
Olmos said on Tuesday Clemans would appeal the sentence.
Should be made to serve his sentence in a philippine jail.
Don’t worry ma’am.. he’s working in it im sure.
Mercy to those innocent kids that know nothing of that evil acts, and prayers to the parents because of thier ignorance and money, happy to those satans mind to be punish by law for taking chances to kill the future of the innocence,
So sad to hear this news of innocent Filipino children being exploited by Pedophile like this US PILOT. Yes, Duterte should do something about this horrific situation of poor children and their irresponsible parents.
What happened to the woman he paid?!?
Our president is already to much burden, but real problem here is the parents of the children’s or there relatives, they know that’s is wrong but because they themselves need money,, sorry to say but most parents now a days there themselves sailing there own children’s for their own purposes
put her in jail too she is heartless and greedy
Carmen Eneire yes put the parents of those children,in jail too
Poverty is not enough reason to sell your child’s future to those sex offenders. Parents who are responsible for such an act, and the woman who played the role of pimp must also be punished accordingly..but most of all this old American pilot who seemed to be more like a serpent.
He belongs in a Philippine prison, for life.
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