A Cuyahoga Falls man was among eight men sentenced in a Michigan federal court for taking part in an international child pornography production ring, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan announced last week.

Caleb Young, 38, was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Young and the other defendants were ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution to each of the identified victims, reaching a total of over $1 million.

According to court records, the eight men worked together from 2012 through 2017 to lure juvenile girls to an unmonitored video chat website and then sexually exploit them.

The men recruited the victims from common social media platforms by pretending to be teenage boys interested in chatting with the girls in real time. Once the victims arrived in the chatrooms, the group — all pretending to be teenagers — worked together to build trust and convince the children to engage in sexually explicit conduct on web cameras. The group targeted hundreds of minors, some as young as 10 years old.