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Man Who Advertised For Boys to be Sentenced

Brandon Lee Hamm, 37, faces 10 years behind bars when he is sentenced Tuesday in San Mateo County Court.

A man who placed ads on Craigslist to lure boys into sexual trysts in South San Francisco faces 10 years behind bars when he is sentenced Tuesday.

Brandon Lee Hamm, 37, pleaded no contest in December to a single count of possession of child pornography; three counts of meeting with a child for purpose of a lewd act; three counts of oral copulation with a child under 16; a single count of performing sodomy on a child under 16 and a single count of performing sodomy on a child under 18.

All the charges are felonies and Hamm entered his plea -- the judge dismissed 13 counts of attempted lewd and lascivious acts with a child and another eight counts of oral copulation with a child under 16 -- in exchange for a 10-year cap on prison.

Hamm was arrested after placing an ad on Craigslist last June soliciting "skater boys."

A detective posing as a 14-year-old engaged in a graphic email correspondence with the suspect before Hamm sent a picture of his privates, court records indicate.

Eventually a meeting was arranged and Hamm was arrested when he showed up, his backpack containing sex toys and condoms.

Police also found child pornography on his cell phone, court records state.

Investigators going through his email found two real victims who had engaged in sex with Hamm after meeting him through Craigslist ads, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's office.

One of the boys, who was 15 in 2010, when he met Hamm, engaged in sexual acts with the defendant "numerous times," court records show.

"'Victim’s E-Mails Show Great Anguish And Embarrassment Over What He was Doing But Suspect Kept The Relationship Going Right Up To The Time Of His Arrest In The Other Case."' the District Attorney wrote in his summary.

Hamm is set for a 9 a.m. appearance before Presiding Judge Craig Parsons.

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