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Yuba City man pleads guilty to producing child porn

A Yuba City man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Sacramento to producing child pornography.

Nathan Penner, 25, entered the plea Thursday before U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley. His sentencing hearing is set for Jan. 21.

In connection with the plea, Penner admitted that he produced sexually explicit photos and videos of a 5-year-old girl in September and October of 2012, according a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. Penner also acknowledged that he had downloaded child pornography. Subsequent forensic analysis of Penner’s computer and digital media revealed both the child pornography that he produced and hundreds of other child pornography files, authorities said.

The case is being investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations San Francisco Field Division and the Yuba City Police Department.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy