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2/13/2014 6:02:00 AM
Nude pics net 15 years in Kingman case
Jason Manuel Souza
Jason Manuel Souza
Doug McMurdo
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - A man who sent nude photographs of himself to a 14-year-old girl he contacted on the social media website Facebook last spring was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday.

Jason Manuel Souza, 27, a transient, was also placed on lifetime supervision and will have to register as a sex offender upon his release.

"I felt justice was done," said prosecutor Doug Camacho.

Judge Rick Williams could have sentenced Souza to 24 years in prison, but lessened the sentence because he only had a single pornographic image on his phone.

Camacho said the photograph depicted a girl under the age of 10 with an adult male. Both were nude.

Souza pleaded guilty last month to felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 15 and sexual exploitation of a minor.

The victim told detectives she first met Souza on Facebook and that they met in person May 8. Souza reportedly sent her the nude photos and attempted to coax her into sending nude photos of herself.

The girl's mother contacted the Mohave County Sheriff's Office on May 15 to report her suspicions that her daughter was the target of a sex offender.

Souza was already in custody on a forgery charge, which is pending according to the court calendar, when he was arrested June 14.

Souza initially denied he knew the victim, telling detectives he had "been faithful to his current girlfriend for one year," but he later pleaded guilty.

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