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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2022

DARKWEB PORN DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY TO OVER 75 PEOPLE

DETROIT – A prolific trafficker of child pornography was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for distributing and possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison announced today.


Ison was joined in the announcement by James A. Tarasca, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Dylan Andrew Hill, 30, of Novi, Michigan, was sentenced on November 17, 2022 by United States District Judge David M. Lawson. In July 2020, Hill posted images of child pornography in a group on a social media messaging application, Kik. In a group named “darkweb porn,” Hill distributed at least two sexually explicit images of children under ten years of age. In May 2021, Hill possessed 2,929 images and 984 videos of child pornography when agents executed a search warrant at his residence. Hill admitted to distributing images to between 75 and 100 other people. Hill currently has been criminally charged in Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties in three separate cases with sexually assaulting children.


“This offender is a demonstrated danger to the community and a prolific trafficker of child pornography. This significant sentence protects vulnerable minors and demonstrates that we will continue to fight to keep our community safe for children.” U.S. Attorney Ison said.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Hindelang.

Updated November 18, 2022