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2 western Washington men plead guilty to child porn charges

SEATTLE -- Two western Washington men with long and disturbing rap sheets were in federal court on Thursday to plead guilty to numerous child pornography related crimes.

Conor Ryan Kelly Broderick, a 29-year-old from Anacortes, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

Broderick was arrested in November 2012 after two women called police to say he was threatening to post nude photos of them on the Internet if they didn't send him more nude photos, according to prosecutors.

While in jail, Broderick called a friend and asked him to remove a memory card from Broderick's computer. Jail staff had been monitoring the call and immediately got a search warrant for the memory card and other digital storage devices.

When they searched those devices, investigators found more than 100 images of child pornography, prosecutors say.

After he was released on bail, prosecutors say Broderick began a "sexting" relationship with a girl in Kentucky who claimed to be 14-years old.

Broderick is no stranger to the legal system. In 2007 he was convicted of three counts of child rape and two counts of dealing in depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit activity.

He's facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Charles Glenn Perkins was also in court on Thursday to plead guilty to receipt of child pornography charges. The 53-year-old Burien man was arrested in late 2012 after he tried to bring child pornography images into Canada.

Prosecutors say Perkins, who was already a registered sex offender, was denied entry into Canada because of his previous sex crimes, including his two separate child molestation convictions.

Canadian border agents found two pictures of nude children on Perkins' laptop, which led to American federal agents getting a search warrant for his Burien home. That investigation turned up 610 photos and 10 videos of child porn, according to prosecutors.

Because of his prior convictions, Perkins is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. Both men will be sentenced in September.