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7/22/02 - Houston

Candyman Creator Pleads Guilty To Charges

The Palestine man who started the nationwide porn ring called "Candyman" has plead guilty to charges.

The 32 year old ringleader, Mark Bates of Palestine will face anywhere from 5 to 30 years in prison.

Last Friday, Bates told a Houston Federal Judge that he set up the Candyman website. Five more suspects were also in court Friday, all pleading guilty. The website has allowed some 7 thousand people around the nation to access the child porn.

Sentencing is set for November.

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