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A York man pleaded guilty to federal child sexual-exploitation offenses Wednesday, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Michael Charles Clarke, 43, pleaded guilty to production, possession and transportation of child porn, according to the release.

His indictment alleges that between 2010 and 2015, Clarke sexually assaulted a minor child multiple times and recorded the abuse on video.

On Sept. 26, 2015, Clarke was arrested by the Southwestern Regional Police Department and charged with child rape and related offenses, according to the release. Authorities searched his home, and computers, hard drives, thumb drives and CDs were seized. The FBI examined them and found that Clarke had downloaded and saved child porn on a number of the devices, the release states.

Clarke also took the child porn across state lines, taking it from Iowa to Pennsylvania, according to the release.

The minimum sentence for child porn production is 15 years in prison, and the maximum penalty is 70 years' imprisonment, a term of supervised release and a fine, the release states.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

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