Man pleads guilty to child sex crimes

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A local man is waiting to find out how long he will spend in prison, after admitting to sexually assaulting a child.

Joseph Smith, 33, pled guilty Monday to sexual assault on a child and procurement of a child for sexual exploitation. He was originally taken into custody last year as part of a homeland security investigation in Grand Junction and in Portland, Maine. He reportedly had child porn and was said to have admitted undercover agents that he molested a three-year-old child.

He'll be sentenced in January. He is facing 10 to 20 years in federal prison and 5 years in state prison afterward.

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