Child Caregiver Pleads Guilty to Exploitation, Child Pornography Charges

El Cajon resident Corey Loftin, 23, was arrested last April

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    Corey Loftin, 23, plead guilty Thursday to several charges of child exploitation and receiving/distributing child pornography. He formerly worked as a child caregiver in El Cajon.

    Former child caregiver Corey Loftin, 23, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to multiple charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Laura. E. Duffy.

    According to the plea agreement, between 2008 and April 29, 2011, Loftin used a computer to communicate via video with two female minors who lived in Pennsylvania and tried to persuade them to engage in sexually explicit conduct. The young girls were both born in 2001.

    El Cajon Child Caregiver Faces Child Porn Charges

    [DGO] El Cajon Child Caregiver Faces Child Porn Charges
    A criminal complaint alleges starting in November 2009 until last month, El Cajon resident Corey Loftin received images of young girls enaged in lewd conduct and several times, Loftin chatted online with a man in Pennsylvania, who sent Loftin live images as he molested the girls. Mari Payton reports, Loften worked as a child care giver.

    During this same time frame, Loftin was in contact with 44-year-old Michael Izadore Bonsignore of Harriburg, Penn., and asked him to record himself performing various sex acts with the minors and send him the videos.

    Loftin also admitted to using a cell phone camera to take upskirt photos of two minor females at a preschool in San Diego County where he worked.

    Finally, Loftin also admitted to receiving and distributing child pornography depicting the minors from Pennsylvania and other unidentified children via the internet.

    At the time of Loftin’s arrest in April 2011, he was working at a local preschool and had posted babysitting ads offering his childcare services online.

    Loftin previously worked at Children’s Choice daycare center in El Cajon and the Cuyamaca College Child Development Center.

    On Thursday, Loftin agreed to a stipulate minimum sentence of 40 years in prison.

    Sentencing is scheduled for August 24.

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