'Dad' Who Used Cash To Lure Boys Pleads Guilty In Sex Tourism Case

A 75-year-old who dropped money in a Cambodian town as a ruse to attract boys to molest pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Friday to federal sex charges as part of a plea agreement, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Jack Louis "Dad'' Sporich, a former Santa Monica resident who was expelled from Cambodia last year following the revelations of molestation, will likely face 10 years behind bars as part of the deal.

He was nabbed following operation "Twisted Traveler," a federal project to prosecute sex tourists who go to Cambodia to molest children.

An affidavit reveals that Sporich would drive a motorbike through the Cambodian town of Siem Riep and drop cash as a way to get boys to come to him. Cambodian authorities arrested him last year after two 12-year-old boys reported they had been molested.

The plea agreement would also have Sporich pay $30,000 to the two victims in order to help fund their educations.

Sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 2.

-With reporting from City News Service. Got news? Email us.

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