A Norwalk man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for coercing teenage girls to have sex with him on camera under the false pretense that he was producing a pornographic film.
Charles Thomas Barbarotta, 33, had pleaded guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of a minor, according to authorities.
Authorities said Barbarotta tricked the teen girls into filming what they thought was a commercial pornographic film that he was producing or directing in December 2016.
“This case is a cautionary tale for teens and parents alike. This sentence means the defendant will not be able to prey on minors anymore, but we know there are others out there like him," U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said.