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Letha Mae Montemayor, 52, was arrested outside a North Hills apartment complex around Thursday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations agents and Los Angeles Police Department officers, ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said.
The arrest came less than 10 hours after federal authorities released photographs of an unidentified man and woman, known only as ``Jane Doe'' and ``John Doe,'' being sought in connection with a child sexual exploitation case. Federal officials held a news conference Thursday asking for help identifying the suspects, who were believed to have taken the photos in the
By , someone had called the ICE tip line, and more tips followed, leading authorities to Montemayor, officials said. She is charged in a federal criminal complaint with one count of production of child pornography and one count of conspiracy to produce child pornography, Kice said.
U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. said the arrest ``brings us one step closer to vindicating the victim and helping to regain some dignity for all victims of child exploitation crimes.''