Eric Michael Manuel, profiled here, was sentenced to 27 years in prison for using a child to make child pornography and other charges.
Eric Michael Manuel, 23, of Lafayette, La., was indicted by a federal grand jury in January of 2012, with 18 counts of production of child pornography and two counts of using a facility in interstate commerce to persuade a minor to engage in criminal sexual acts. During a change of plea hearing held October 5, 2012, Manuel pleaded guilty to one count of using a facility in interstate commerce to persuade a minor to engage in criminal sexual acts.
In the factual basis for the guilty plea filed with the Court, Manuel admitted that he would text underage boys in an effort to convince them to engage in sexual acts with him. As a result of the enticement, two boys engaged in sexual acts with the defendant.
Source: Lafayette man pleads guilty to enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct by Melissa Canone
This man was a youth pastor, which in this case was the easiest way he could find to work with kids. His life's work was to have sex with children and to profit from the experience by making pornographic videos. Be careful in church folks. This could have been your youth pastor. These could have been your kids.