BALTIMORE (AP) — An Essex man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for producing child pornography.

Thirty-nine-year-old Foster William Dove III was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Baltimore.

According to court documents, Dove used a file-sharing program to send a video depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct to an undercover law enforcement officer.

Prosecutors say a search of Dove’s home turned up pictures and videos of him sexually abusing of two boys. Authorities say Dove also had secretly videotaped 17 other minor males engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a hidden camera in his bathroom.

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