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He looked for orphans to rape overseas. Now this pilot faces life in prison | The Sacramento Bee

He looked for orphans to rape overseas. Now this pilot faces life in prison | The Sacramento Bee

There’s not much doubt that Michael Carey Clemans had a thing for young girls.

By the time federal agents finished combing through digital devices seized from his family home in Sacramento, they found 27,469 images of child pornography, court documents say.

An airline pilot who lived in Bangkok, Thailand, Clemans preyed on girls as young as 7, paying associates overseas to take sexually explicit photos of his victims and conspiring to travel to the Philippines to rape the ones he found particularly desirable, federal prosecutors say.

“He tried to protect his identity,” prosecutors say in court documents. “He avoided hotels with security cameras. He devoted incalculable hours on his criminal work.” Never miss a local story.

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SUBSCRIBE NOW On Tuesday morning, Clemans is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Sacramento following his September conviction in an international child pornography and sex case.His lawyer is asking U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to give Clemans a break, arguing that his client has accepted responsibility for his actions and after his arrest helped agents ensnare two associates in the Philippines.The government has a different request: life in […]

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