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James Manring sentenced to 14 years in child porn case

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A preschool teacher who previously pleaded guilty to producing child pornography using several of his students has been sentenced to 14 years Friday.

Authorities say James Manring, 54, filmed the sexual abuse of his 5-year-old students while teaching in Japan. He also taught preschool in Bethesda prior to his arrest in November.

Manring filmed himself performing sexual acts on his students from 1996 to1999, police say. In 1999, he returned to the United States and brought DVDs containing the child pornography with him.

Police caught on to Manring during a national operation known as Operation Spade.

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