Phoenix man gets prison for sex with foster child

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James Contreras By Catherine Holland James Contreras By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old foster child has been sentenced to 29 years in prison followed by lifetime probation.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 35-year-old James Christopher Contreras was sentenced Friday.

He was arrested in August 2011 on suspicion of 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of sexual conduct with a minor.

A police task force served a search warrant at a Phoenix home to recover child pornography.

Police say Contreras was arrested after it was found he was in possession of child porn. 

During the course of the investigation, police say they learned Contreras had allegedly committed numerous sexual acts with a 10-year-old girl while she was in his care for several months. 

Police say Contreras admitted to the acts.