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30-year US prison sentence for Canadian who exploited teens

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DETROIT (AP) -

A Canadian man who was extradited to the United States has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually exploiting teens in Michigan over the internet.

Federal prosecutors in Detroit say there's evidence that Antonio Fontana also exploited children elsewhere in the U.S. and in Finland and England.

The 59-year-old was accused of posing as a teen and coercing two girls to perform sex acts online. Investigators say he recorded them and threatened to tell friends if they stopped cooperating.

Fontana, who's from Pickering, Ontario, was sentenced Tuesday in Detroit federal court. His lawyer asked for the minimum 15-year prison sentence, but Judge David Lawson doubled it.

David Gelios, head of the FBI in Detroit, says Fontana exploited children "in the most reprehensible of ways."

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