Richard Bain, 49, of Rogers, was sentenced today to 720 months in prison and fined $25,000 in the U.S. District Court for Western Arkansas after Bain pleaded guilty to producing child pornography. He was arrested Sept. 21, 2009, after victims — one of them a boy who’d been fostered by Bain — told police he’d made nude photographs of them and abused them on a camping trip.

Press release from the Department of Justice on the jump.

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Bain’s conviction brings to mind the 2007 case of Brian John Bergthold of Bella Vista, who made and sold pornographic videos of four foster boys in his care. He’d told the state Department of Human Services that he wanted to give a boy a good Christian home. The fact that he had video cameras all over the house, including in his bathroom, apparently didn’t strike caseworkers as odd. Bergtholdt was sentenced in 2007 to 70 years in prison.