- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former Henrico County little league coach to more than 24 years in prison for participating in a child exploitation enterprise.

Noland Anthony Harper was sentenced Friday in Richmond after pleading guilty in July. After the 61-year-old completes his prison sentence, he will have to register as a sex offender.

Authorities say Harper conspired with three men from California and Arizona to sexually abuse boys, photograph the abuse and distribute the photos over the Internet. Officials say Harper traveled to California, where he bought the young men gifts to induce them to pose for sexually explicit photos that he uploaded to his computer and sent to others.

The U.S. Department of Justice says Harper’s co-conspirators are facing charges in California and Nevada.

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