Portland dad who shared sex videos of his daughters jailed 50 years

PORTLAND, Oregon— A 35-year-old dad who shared videos showing him engaged in sexual acts with his two young daughters has been sent to prison for 50 years.

U.S. District Judge Robert Jones described the actions of Portland father Mark A. Hoffman as one of the worst cases he had seen in his 47 years of practice.

“It is appalling that this father would steal the innocence of his own children,” stated Acting United States Attorney Kent Robinson. “Because of the determined collaborative efforts of law enforcement, this parent has been brought to justice for his crimes.”

The federal investigation began in 2006 when an undercover online police officer, working with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, received child pornography videos from a Florida man, said Robinson’s office in a press release.

“The videos depicted the sexual molestation of that man’s 5-year-old daughter. After his arrest, the man provided agents with information that led them down a trail of fathers and guardians across the country who were sexually abusing minor children in their care,” said a press release.

“Eventually, information was provided to authorities about Hoffman and his then 2- and 10-year-old daughters. Images sent by Hoffman to other fathers included pictures and videos of Hoffman’s minor daughters engaged in sexual conduct with Hoffman,” the statement said.

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