Cockeysville Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography and To Cyberstalking
Baltimore, Maryland – Kevin Graham Conlon, age 30, of Cockeysville, Maryland, pleaded guilty on May 15, 2017, to production of child pornography and cyberstalking.
The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Chief Terrence B. Sheridan of the Baltimore County Police Department.
According to his plea agreement, between 2014 and January 2017, Conlon induced four minor females and two minor males to take photographs and videos of themselves engaging in sexually explicit conduct and send those images and videos to Conlon using fictitious online social networks. Conlon created fictitious accounts using the identities of some of the victims, and distributed the child pornography he induced them to create in order to entice the others to produce and send him sexually explicit images and videos. Conlon also used various online accounts to engage in a course of conduct that was intended to cause the victims and their families substantial emotional distress.
Colon faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison for production of child pornography and five years in prison for cyberstalking. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has scheduled sentencing for July 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the FBI and Baltimore County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul E. Budlow, who is prosecuting the federal case.