Logan man sentenced to a year in jail for taking, sharing lurid photos

Emanuel Zamora. Photo: Cache County

LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Logan man has been sentenced to jail time after confessing to taking lurid pictures of a child and posting them on the Internet.

Emanuel Zamora, 19, last month pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor age 4 or older, a second-degree felony; and lewdness involving a child, a third-degree felony (downgraded from a second-degree felony).

In exchange for his guilty pleas, six charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, were dismissed.

On Monday, Zamora was sentenced to one year in the Cache County Jail, and warned he will be sent to prison if he reoffends.

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According to information published by the Logan Herald Journal, Zamora was investigated by the FBI after officials learned he was photographing an 11-year-old victim in various stages of undress without the girl’s knowledge.

The photos were uploaded to a pornography sharing website in Russia, the story says. In comments on that website, Zamora reportedly posted comments about possibly abusing the child.

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