- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A Battle Creek woman has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

Federal Judge Paul Maloney in Kalamazoo followed the recommendation of prosecutors who called Lori Ann Roth’s crime “horrific.”

The government says the 53-year-old Roth and a man engaged in sexual conduct with a child under 12 and took pictures. The man, Brandon Schroth, pleaded guilty in California in 2012 to similar crimes and is serving a 40-year sentence.

In court Monday, the judge said Roth’s “depravity … is beyond words.”

The government says Roth and Schroth met in an online chat room while Schroth was a member of the military. He traveled to Michigan three different times in 2009 and 2010.

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