Eric Chavis
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Eric Chavis of Columbus, Ohio, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after making sexually explicit music videos featuring underage teenage girls, leading one of his victims to attempt suicide, according to the New York Daily News.

He pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to produce child pornography. After his release, Chavis will have to register as a sex offender.

According to authorities, he released 29 videos featuring girls who were 16 and 17 years old, although his lawyers claimed that Chavis thought the girls were over 18. U.S. District Judge Michael Watson said that Chavis "trolled the internet" to get underage girls.

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One of the victims reportedly tried to end her own life out of fear that her 2-year-old son would see one of the videos. According to the Daily News, she said that she used to be a straight-A student, but after the videos, she was never the same again and had to drop out of school. She also said she cried when Chavis was arrested.

"I felt like I got my life back," she said.

Read more at the New York Daily News.