A Newtown man who allegedly sexually abused a four-year-old girl, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, has pled guilty to one count of production of child pornography.
According to court documents, Edward F. Wilson, 29, kept iPhone-produced videos and photos of the abuse on his computer, and traded other photos via email. He was arrested twice -- in April and June of 2012 -- under a litany of charges, including six counts of first-degree sexual assault, child pornography and obscenity. The state charges are pending, said the U.S. Attorney's office.
The charges stem from 2011 and 2012, according to reports. According to Lt. Paul Vance with the Connecticut State Police, in February, authorities received tips that a suspect "appeared to be emailing files of suspected child pornography” and tracked the e-mails to Wilson's address, where he was arrested.
In August 2012, a federal grand jury indicted Wilson on one count of production of child pornography, one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.
Wilson will be sentenced on May 1. He faces a minimum 15-year prison term for the offenses and a mandatory maximum sentence of 30 years.
The case has been investigated by the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit, the Newtown Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.