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Maryland man pleads guilty in child pornography case

A 42-year-old Stockton man who was charged with possessing and producing child pornography has pleaded guilty in his case. The charges stemmed from an incident that began on October 2013, when the man allegedly allowed a police officer to download pornographic images from the man's computer by use of a file sharing network.

According to court documents, a subsequent search of the man's house on Feb. 6, 2014, after a search warrant was executed, allegedly revealed electronic devices containing approximately 100 videos and 8,000 images of child pornography. Investigators also recovered around 455 DVDs and CDs from the man's residence that he reportedly had used to store and produce child pornography.

According to authorities, during the investigation of the videos and images, investigators discovered that the man had allegedly produced child pornography using two young girls who were 10 and 12 years old at the time. The videos and images were reportedly taken between August and September 2009. Investigators say that in some of the images, one of the girls appears to sleeping, while in other images, the other young girl is seen using the restroom. Another group of images reportedly shows the same girl using a computer while the man is located behind her making sexually explicit poses.

Sentencing in the case is expected to occur on Dec. 19. The man is facing a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison and up to a maximum of 30 years for production of child pornography. He also faces a maximum of 20 years for possession of child pornography and must register as a sex offender as a condition of his eventual release.

Defendants who are facing charges for sex offenses against children may benefit from the representation of an experienced Maryland criminal attorney.

Source: WBOC 16, "Worcester County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges" Kye Parsons, Aug. 04, 2014

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