A San Diego man accused of paying baby sitters to bring him children to molest has pleaded not guilty to 20 criminal counts.
Jared Yaffe (YA'-fee), 30, entered pleas Tuesday to child molestation, kidnapping for sexual acts and production of child pornography. He faces up to 129 years in prison if convicted.
Prosecutors contend Yaffe ran a child-porn ring last year and his five victims included a 3-year-old.
He fled the country but was arrested in Brazil in May. He's jailed on $5 million bail.
Attorney Knut Johnson said outside court it was unclear whether he would continue to represent Yaffe.
Another man, Aaron Zendejas (zehn-DAY'-hahs), 24, is accused of providing Yaffe with a victim and has pleaded not guilty to several charges.
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.signonsandiego.com