- Associated Press - Thursday, October 5, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say a 69-year-old Camano Island man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for paying people in the Philippines to sexually abuse children and sending him images and videos of that abuse.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday Joseph Grubbs pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography in June.

The attorney’s office says Grubbs paid to watch live webcasts of minors performing sex acts with other minors and adults.

Court records say Grubbs came to the attention of law enforcement when Yahoo notified the FBI that it was investigating users of its email and messaging service who were sexually exploiting children in the Philippines.

The FBI served a search warrant on Grubbs‘ home and arrested him in July 2016.


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