Convicted Child Pornographer Who Targeted Daycare Attendees Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison
SAN DIEGO – William Michael Howard was sentenced today to 40 years in prison for creating sexually explicit videos of three girls - ages 3, 5 and 7 - who attended a San Diego daycare operated by his girlfriend’s family.
Howard, 24, pleaded guilty in September 2014 to three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. In his plea agreement, he admitted videotaping each girl’s private parts in three separate instances in 2013 and early 2014. One video was recorded when the 7-year-old was in his care. In the videos, Howard’s voice can be heard or one of his hands is seen removing a child’s clothing and posing her for the camera.
U.S. District Judge William Q. Hayes also ordered a lifetime of supervision following his release.
|DEFENDANTS||Case Number: 14CR1430|
|William Michael Howard||Age: 24||San Diego, California|
Counts 1-3: Title 18, United States Code, Section 2251(a) – Sexual Exploitation of a Minor; Maximum Penalty 30 years in prison per count, and mandatory minimum 15 years per count; Maximum $250,000 fine.
San Diego Police Department