- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a 47-year-old man living near Portland has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing or exploiting children in the Philippines and in Oregon.

The U.S. Justice Department said Steven Rockett was sentenced Thursday for producing child pornography outside the United States, engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, producing and attempting to produce child pornography and possession of child pornography.

A federal jury in Portland convicted him of the charges after a May trial.

Prosecutors say Rockett sexually abused children, solicited children to take and send him sexually explicit photos of themselves and also secretly recorded children undressing and showering at his residences in Forest Grove and Aloha and in Philippine hotel rooms.

Rockett is currently appealing a 52-year state prison sentence for sexually abusing five children.

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