By Steve Angeles, ABS CBN North America Bureau
May 30, 2013
Los Angeles – An American will get jail time for his involvement in a Philippine-based child pornography scheme.
Jeffrey Herschell, 54, was sentenced to 12 years in Federal prison for his role in a child pornography ring.
A CNN Documentary showed that Herschell was involved in a plot where he would pay about $27 USD an hour to direct pornographers in the Philippines to film underage girls acting out sexual fantasies at an internet cafe.
The documentary which aired in 2011, led investigators to Herschell’s home, where they recovered dozens of pornographic video and pictures of under-aged Filipina girls.