SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A Huntington Beach man was sentenced Friday to 36 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting a disabled boy he was related to and producing child pornography.

Jeffrey Adam Tracy, 38, was found guilty on Oct. 16 of two felony counts of oral copulation of a child 10 years old or younger, four felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 and a felony count of using a minor for sex acts, U.S. Immigrations and Customs spokeswoman Virginia Kice said.

A joint task force investigation of a suspect uploading child pornography videos on the Internet using various file sharing programs resulted in Tracy’s arrest on Sept. 27, 2013.

Tracy was described by federal officials as a church worship leader in Huntington Beach. Authorities declined to name the church Tracy attended.

During the investigation, agents discovered that between 2008 and 2012, Tracy sexually assaulted a minor male relative, John Doe, by orally copulating the victim, committing lewd acts upon him and videotaping some of these acts, federal officials said. Tracy allegedly e-mailed the videos to various unknown individuals.

“Tragically it’s not uncommon for individuals targeted in cases involving the production and distribution of child pornography to also be engaged in the hands-on sexual abuse of children,” Claude Arnold, special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations Los Angeles, said in a statement. “What makes this case even more heartbreaking was that this predator’s young victim had a disability.”

John Doe was under 10 years old when the sexual assaults took place, officials said.

“I still get sick to this day as I cannot get the visions and words out of my mind,” John Doe’s grandmother said at the sentencing. “I simply cannot understand how anyone could do such a cruel and inhumane thing to such a sweet and innocent child or to any child.”

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