Troy man sentenced to prison for creating porn with girls aged 15 and 5

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 2:15 PM

Shawn Whitaker
SHELBY COUNTY JAIL
Shawn Whitaker(SHELBY COUNTY JAIL)

A Troy man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for creating child pornography involving a 5-year-old and 15-year-old, according to the Department of Justice. 

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Shawn Whitaker, 32, received his sentence in U.S. District Court Thursday, after pleading guilty to charges of producing child pornography in November 2017, officials said. 

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Court documents show Whitaker was involved in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl from November 2016 to March 2017, according to the department’s media release Thursday. Whitaker recorded sexual activity with the minor on his phone and also took multiple sexually explicit photographs, officials said. 

While investigators searched electronic devices, they found sexually explicit photographs he took of a 5-year-old girl.