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Woman arrested in decade-old L.A. child porn case

  • In this image provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Letha Mae Montemayor, is arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. Montemayor, 52, and an unidentified man were arrested a day after ICE officials announced they were looking for a man and woman who appeared to be molesting a 13-year-old girl in widely circulated porn photos. (AP Photo/ICE)

LOS ANGELES — A woman suspected of making and appearing in child porn photos a decade ago that have circulated widely in the years since was arrested hours after authorities released images of her taken from those shots, federal officials announced Friday.

Letha Mae Montemayor, 52, was taken into custody outside a San Fernando Valley apartment complex after authorities received several tips.

She is expected to make a federal court appearance Monday on charges of producing child pornography and conspiracy, officials said. Each charge carries a minimum 15-year prison sentence.

An unidentified man also seen in the photos was still being sought.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Montemayor had obtained a lawyer, and there was no public telephone listing for her. However, her son told a TV station that the allegations were false.


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