Pedophile sex offender gets 40 years in prison

Child pornography found on his computer

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A 68-year-old twice-convicted sex offender was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Thursday for using a computer to entice a child to engage in sexual activity, according to U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer.

Trial evidence revealed that Allen Mark Levinson, of West Palm Beach, entered an Internet chat room named "dadanddaughtersex" and engaged in conversations with an undercover police officer posing as the father of an 8-year-old girl.

During online chats with the undercover 'father,' Levinson bragged about having molested his own daughter repeatedly throughout her childhood. Levinson previously had been convicted of the aggravated sexual abuse of a 7-year-old child, according to court records.

Levinson requested that the purported father put his 8-year-old daughter on a web camera. Levinson engaged in sexual activity and once he asked the father and child to do the same, he was immediately taken into custody, prosecutors said.

Levinson's computers were seized and found to contain child pornography, virtual child pornography, and hundreds of other chats in which Levinson told others of his desire to molest children, according to court records.

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