Delaware

Dover man pleads guilty to two counts of producing child pornography

DOVER, Del. - A Dover man pleaded guilty on Saturday to two counts of producing child pornography before U.S. District Court Judge Gregory M. Sleet.

According to admissions made as part of his guilty plea, on December 16th, 2015, 29-year-old Daniel Arthur Hill was arrested by Delaware State Police for solicitation of a minor.

Hill admitted he met someone online who he believed was a 14-year-old girl, and he arranged to engage in sexual intercourse with her.

After being arrested, officers executed a search warrant on Hill's electronic devices and on August 8th, 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.

Officials say Hill is scheduled to be sentenced at 2 p.m. on February 15th, 2018.

This case was brought on as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

The initiative was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. It is 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, you can visit www.justice.gov/psc.


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