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Austin man sentenced to 15 years in prison in child pornography case, victim lured on Craigslist

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AUSTIN, Texas — A Central Texas man must serve 15 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes in which the 16-year-old victim was lured via Craigslist.

Joshua Arthur Rube of Austin was sentenced Wednesday. Rube last October pleaded guilty to enticing a person under age 18 into engaging in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing images.

An arrest affidavit says the teen replied to an online advertisement that offered money, food and free housing in exchange for "adult video work."

The Austin American-Statesman (http://atxne.ws/1vIyIMh ) reports Rube also is accused of assaulting the girl and is charged with sexual assault of a child.

That case is pending in state district court in Austin.


Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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