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A San Diego man who made sexually explicit videos of three young girls who attended a daycare operated by his girlfriend’s family was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison.

William Michael Howard, 24, pleaded guilty last September to three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

In his plea agreement, Howard admitted videotaping each girl’s private parts in three separate instances in 2013 and early 2014. Prosecutors said the girls were ages 3, 5, and 7 years old.

In the videos, Howard’s voice can be heard or one of his hands is seen removing a child’s clothing and posing her, according to the plea agreement.

— City News Service