Lindsborg, Kansas, in the United States. Photo: Google Maps

An American man has pleaded guilty in the US to filming Filipino girls while having sex with them in the Philippines. In April 2016, Anthony Shultz, 55, from Lindsborg, Kansas, sexually abused girls in the Philippines and filmed the abuse. Shultz also had sex with them and sold the videos online, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Shultz was arrested in the US in July 2016 and charged with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place with a minor, sex trafficking of children, selling or buying children, producing child pornography, possessing child pornography, and identity theft.

On Wednesday, Shultz pleaded guilty to the charges. He admitted to having sex with two girls aged 12 and 15 in the Philippines and taking videos of the encounters. He also admitted that he had a mother of an eight-year-old girl expose the child’s genitals through a live-stream.

Shultz faces a fine of up to US$250,000 and a jail term of 15 to 30 years.