Delaware Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography
A Dover, Delaware man pleaded guilty today to two counts of producing child pornography before U.S. District Court Judge Gregory M. Sleet, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss of the District of Delaware.
According to admissions made as part of his guilty plea, on Dec. 16, 2015, Daniel Arthur Hill, 29, was arrested by the Delaware State Police Department for solicitation of a minor. Hill met a person online who he believed was a 14-year-old girl and with whom he arranged to engage in sexual intercourse. After his arrest, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant on Hill’s electronic devices and, on Aug. 8, 2016, Hill was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware for enticement of a minor and for possession, production, and distribution of child pornography.
The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced at 2 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2018.
The Delaware State Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case in cooperation with the Delaware Attorney General’s Office. This case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Kathryn C. Furtado of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham Robinson of the District of Delaware.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.