A Salt Lake man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he sent out a Webcam video via the Internet of himself sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl.

In court Monday, Jonathon Cordier, 33, pled guilty to one count of production of child pornography. When sentenced on Oct. 7, Cordier faces up to life in prison and at the least a minimum-mandatory 15-year sentence.

A person taking part in an Internet video chat became concerned when Cordier began sexual activity with a preschool girl, via a Webcam, according to federal charging documents. The concerned person, listed in the charges as J.M., said the man's face was not visible, but he could see a tribal tatoo on an arm. The person contacted police, which lead to Cordier's arrest.

Having seen the child involved in sexual behavior, J.M. got in touch with a friend who began an instant message conversation with the man, which led to a meeting, the charges state.

A raid of a home found Cordier with a woman and two children, including a young girl matching the victim's description. Cordier was found to have a tribal tatoo on his arm matching the video description. The woman told police she had been working the previous evening and had left the children with Cordier.

In exchange for his plea, federal prosecutors have agreed to drop an additional charge of distribution of child pornography.