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Broward man who had sex with child prostitutes blames Colombian culture

Dennis De Jesus, 46, of North Lauderdale, pleaded guilty to federal charges he went to Colombia to have sex with underage girls.
Dennis De Jesus, 46, of North Lauderdale, pleaded guilty to federal charges he went to Colombia to have sex with underage girls. Sun Sentinel

Broward man who admitted he traveled to South America and had sex with child prostitutes blamed what he called the Colombian culture for tempting and corrupting him when he was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

Dennis De Jesus, 46, of North Lauderdale, pleaded guilty to federal sex tourism and child pornography possession charges earlier this year. He admitted he traveled to Colombia for sex with two girls, ages 14 and 16.

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