A 68-year-old southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to charges he sexually abused a 15-month-old boy and streamed footage of the assault online.

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Rodford Brindley of Toms River pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual exploitation of a child. He faces up to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced Sept. 26.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say law enforcement authorities in Ohio had engaged in online chats with Brindley as part of an investigation they were conducting.

During a chat in April 2012, they say Brindley began sexually assaulting the toddler, who was in his care. He used a webcam to record the assault and stream it over the Internet.

 

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