An American has been sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in photographing young girls in the Philippines.
50-year-old Stanley Dan Reczko was convicted and sentenced by a Los Angeles court for sexually exploiting and producing child pornography in the Philippines.
Reczko is a registered sex offender in the United States. He was originally registered for his part in raping a 14-year-old girl in the US.
In a statement, US Attorney Stephanie Yonekura said: “Even though he has previously served prison time for the rape of a minor, this punishment did not deter his behaviour. In light of his recidivism, the life prison sentence is richly deserved.”
Homeland Security special agent Mark Selby said: “This sentence should serve as a warning to sexual predators who mistakenly believe they can escape justice by exploiting children overseas. There can be no place for the abuse of foreign children by our citizens, and HSI will seek to vindicate the rights of those victims no matter how far they live from our shores. Fortunately, the sentence imposed today virtually assures that no additional children will be harmed by this defendant.”