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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping two southeast Missouri girls pleaded guilty to three counts of child porn Wednesday in federal court.

Jeffrey Dean Shelton, 46, of Poplar Bluff pleaded guilty to using a cell phone in an attempt to employ, use, persuade, induce, entice, and coerce a minor female to engage in sexually explicitly conduct.

The second count he also pleaded guilty to is employing, using, persuading, inducing, enticing, and coercing a minor female to engage in sexually explicit conduct which was capture on a cell phone.

The third count Shelton pleaded guilty to is possessing images of child pornography on a laptop computer.

He is accused of abducting and abusing a 10-year-old girl on October 20, 2012. The first charge stems from this incident.

The second two charges stem from October 24, 2012 when Shelton is accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl on October 24.

He appeared before US District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. in Cape Girardeau.

Shelton spent more than 20 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting three children in Texas in the early 1990s.

The attempted production and production of child pornography carries a maximum penalty of life in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. The possession charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

His sentencing is set for July 15 on the federal charges.

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