Landlord sentenced to 16 years in teen pornography case

Richard Bruno Jr. (Photo provided by Connecticut State Police)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut landlord who admitted to producing a pornographic video of a 17-year-old tenant has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

The Day reports (http://bit.ly/2xQ4xxD) 47-year-old Richard Bruno Jr. was sentenced on Wednesday to 16 years in federal prison. Bruno had previously pleaded guilty to producing child pornography in May.

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Prosecutors say Bruno met the 17-year-old tenant who lived in his New London property in 2015. Authorities say he recorded himself in a warehouse he owned engaging in sexual activity with the 17-year-old. Authorities say Bruno offered the teen cash and marijuana in exchange for sex.

The victim has received a $190,000 settlement from Bruno.

Bruno has been ordered to register as a sex offender and undergo mental health treatment upon his release.