SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Latest on the sentence of a California man sentenced for buying children (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

A Northern California man has been sentenced to life in federal prison for buying Filipino children for sex and pornography.

U.S. District Judge John Mendez said Tuesday that he was sickened by Michael Clemans’ crimes. He says Clemans stole the childhood of victims through crimes that were unthinkable and inexcusable.

Prosecutors say few child exploitation cases nationwide are “as lurid, willful, and disturbing” as this one.

Authorities say the 57-year-old Sacramento man was an airline pilot living in Thailand when he began conspiring with a woman in the Philippines in 2014 to produce child pornography and obtain girls as young as age 7 he could rape.

Clemans continued traveling to the Philippines after returning to Sacramento in 2015.

His defense attorney says Clemans later helped authorities catch two Filipino co-conspirators.

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11:06 p.m.

Federal prosecutors are seeking a life prison term for a Northern California man convicted of buying Filipino children for sex and pornography.

Prosecutors say few child exploitation cases nationwide are “as lurid, willful, and disturbing” as this one.

Michael Carey Clemans faces at least 30 years in prison when he is sentenced Tuesday.

Authorities say the 57-year-old Sacramento man was an airline pilot temporarily living in Thailand when he began conspiring with a woman in the Philippines in 2014 to produce child pornography and obtain girls as young as age 7 he could rape.

Clemans continued traveling to the Philippines once he returned to his Sacramento home in 2015.

His defense attorney, Daniel Olmos, argues that Clemans cooperated with authorities after his arrest, helping them catch two Filipino co-conspirators.