LOS ANGELES, CA: Following an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau, authorities arrested John Edward Zeretzke, 61, of Ventura. A former music teacher, Zeretzke has pleaded guilty to one federal count of producing child pornography, and six state counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14. He has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison, and faces a 15-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence, and a 30-year statutory maximum federal prison sentence.
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