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Fredericksburg Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

June 30, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – William Hurlbut, 28, of Fredericksburg, Va., pleaded guilty today to producing child pornography. 

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and John P. Torres, Special Agent in Charge for ICE’s, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C., made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge T.S. Ellis, III. 

            Indicted on June 22, 2011, for producing child pornography, Hurlbut faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years and a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 16, 2011.  Hurlbut will be required to register as a sex offender in any community in which he lives or works.

            In a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Hurlbut admitted performing sexual acts with a sleeping eight-year-old boy and filming those acts with his iPhone in 2009.  Hurlbut has known the victim since the victim was six months old.

            Anyone who may have additional leads regarding this matter should contact ICE HSI at 1-866-DHS-2ICE.

            This case was investigated by the ICE HSI.  Assistant United States Attorney John Eisinger is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on




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