Missouri man imprisoned for sexually exploiting girl
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwestern Missouri man has been ordered to spend nearly 24 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a 4-year-old girl to produce child pornography.
Thirty-three-year-old Tony Lasiter of Duenweg also was sentenced Wednesday in Springfield to a life term of post-prison supervised release.
Lasiter pleaded guilty last September to a charge of sexual exploitation of a child.
Authorities say he used his cell phone to take nude photos of the 4-year-old girl in August 2013 while she was being molested in a bathtub.
Investigators say the sexual misconduct came to light when the victim's father found the pictures of his daughter on Lasiter's computer.