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Duluth FBI help catch New Hampshire woman who produced child porn

The woman used her cellphone to create images of a minor engaging in sexual conduct.
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FBI agents based in Duluth helped catch a New Hampshire woman who was this week convicted of producing child pornography.

Debra Kerouac, 28, of Manchester, used a cellphone to produce "visual depictions of a minor female engaging in sexually explicit conduct," the FBI announced.

She was tracked down by federal investigators based on a lead stemming from Duluth, which sparked a trail that led back to Kerouac and ultimately resulted in her arrest on May 24, 2017.

She pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography on Monday, and under terms of her plea agreement, is scheduled to be sentenced to 25 years in prison this November.

"Few crimes are as reprehensible as the sexual exploitation of a child," said U.S. Attorney Scott Murray in New Hampshire. "The impact of such acts on the child, family members, and those close to them may be severe and long-lasting."

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Harold Shaw, special agent in charge of the Boston FBI, said: "The production of child pornography is an assault against the most vulnerable members of our society, and with today's plea, Ms. Kerouac is accepting responsibility for preying on and exploiting her young victim.

"The FBI is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to identify and apprehend predators like her who carry out these heinous crimes."

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