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American Involved In Honduran Child Porn And Prostitution Ring, Authorities Say

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS - JULY 20:  A young girl cries as her home and neighborhood are forcefully dismantled in a shanty town after the government claimed that the settlement was illegal on July 20, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Land disputes are becoming increasingly frequent in Honduras  which is alarming the nation's business class while sowing fears of increased political violence. In a nation where 72% of the poorest landowners hold only 11.6% of cultivated land, tensions are rising as the poor have few places to go and little opportunities for productive employment. Honduras now has the highest per capita murder rate in the world and its capital city, Tegucigalpa, is plagued by violence, poverty, homelessness and sexual assaults. With an estimated 80% of the cocaine entering the United States now being trans-shipped through Honduras, the violence on the streets is a spillover from the ramped rise in narco-trafficking.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS - JULY 20: A young girl cries as her home and neighborhood are forcefully dismantled in a shanty town after the government claimed that the settlement was illegal on July 20, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Land disputes are becoming increasingly frequent in Honduras which is alarming the nation's business class while sowing fears of increased political violence. In a nation where 72% of the poorest landowners hold only 11.6% of cultivated land, tensions are rising as the poor have few places to go and little opportunities for productive employment. Honduras now has the highest per capita murder rate in the world and its capital city, Tegucigalpa, is plagued by violence, poverty, homelessness and sexual assaults. With an estimated 80% of the cocaine entering the United States now being trans-shipped through Honduras, the violence on the streets is a spillover from the ramped rise in narco-trafficking. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  (2012 Getty Images)

Honduran authorities say they have dismantled a criminal ring involving a U.S. man already jailed in Miami and two Honduran citizens who forced girls to become prostitutes and pose naked for pornography.

Prosecutor Nora Urbina alleged Thursday that U.S. suspect Christopher Glenn lured girls from many parts of the Central American nation by promising them to find them husbands or jobs as maids. Instead, the prosecutor said, the girls were taken to a house north of Tegucigalpa where they were sexually abused and used to make pornography.

Urbina says Honduras will not ask for Glenn's extradition because U.S. authorities can charge defendants with child pornography and human trafficking when the crime is committed elsewhere.

Honduras says U.S. agents participated in the investigation. The U.S. Embassy declined to comment.

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