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Pa. Man Pleads Guilty To Photographing Adopted Girl


Pa. Man Pleads Guilty To Photographing Adopted Girl

POSTED: 9:52 am EDT October 23, 2007

UPDATED: 10:02 am EDT October 23, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to charges that he took explicit photos of his former adopted daughter in a Walt Disney World hotel.

Matthew Mancuso, 49, of Plum, Allegheny County, entered his plea on Monday and was sentenced to 14 years in prison on two counts of attempted sexual battery on a child under 12.

Mancuso had already been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the same case in Pennsylvania and 15 years on federal charges.

Florida prosecutors said they pursued charges because the Pennsylvania case was on appeal and the other sentences might not stick.

The photographs surfaced in 2005 when Canadian police asked the public for tips on the identity of a girl appearing in hundreds of explicit photos.

Mancuso adopted the girl from a Russian orphanage in 1998. She is now 15.

2007 Oct 23