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Airline pilot convicted of child sex trafficking

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 12:18:18-05

SACRAMENTO, CA (KTXL/CNN) – An airline pilot convicted of multiple child sex abuse charges after trying to purchase Filipino children from a computer in his parents’ home will be sentenced Tuesday.

The FBI said that Michael Carey Clemans, a 57-year-old Bangkok-based airline pilot from Sacramento, conspired with a woman in the Philippines to exploit children from her country.

“I want to be able to get my photos and arrange sex with the underage girls,” Clemans wrote to the woman in an online chat. “I do not want you or me to get into trouble, so we have to be very, very careful.”

Clemans and the woman exchanged many other disturbing online chats in 2014 and 2015, according to the FBI.

“That is the reason I mentioned orphanages or runaways or abandoned girls from the typhoons,” Clemans wrote. “I am looking for girls that are homeless that will not argue and will have no obligation but to have sex.”

Clemans also paid $6,000 to the woman to take nude photos of girls so he could decide which ones he would travel to the Philippines to rape, the Justice Department said.

Clemans has since been convicted of traveling to the Philippines to try to have sex with girls as young as seven, and of conspiring to buy children and produce child pornography.

The criminal complaint said the computer Clemans used to carry out the crimes was at his parents’ Sacramento home, where the FBI issued a search warrant for evidence.

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