By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 5, 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man who advertised online as a babysitter faces up to 50 years in prison for molesting a girl in his care and recording the abuse.

Daniel Benson Billman of Aransas (uh-RAN’-zuhs) Pass pleaded guilty Monday to production of child pornography.

Federal prosecutors in Corpus Christi say the 42-year-old Billman last summer was linked to the possible sexual assault of a child.

Prosecutors say Billman posted an ad on Craig’s List as a babysitter for hire. A woman answered the ad and placed her daughter in the care of Billman and his girlfriend.

Billman, in his plea deal, acknowledged molesting the 7-year-old girl in a hotel and in a vehicle.

Billman, who was arrested in October, remains in custody pending sentencing.

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