Monday, March 1, 2021
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5
Warning: A few of the particulars of this report could also be disturbing.
A Baltimore SWAT officer is dealing with little one pornography prices after investigators uncovered hours of video and dozens of photographs on his gadgets. A few of the materials included prepubescent victims.
Appearing U.S. Legal professional Jonathan F. Lenzner introduced Monday a federal felony criticism had been filed in opposition to Donald Hildebrant of Bel Air. The criticism prices him with possession and manufacturing of kid pornography and obstruction of justice. Hildebrant, 51, is suspended with out pay.
Hildebrant stays detained on associated state prices. An preliminary look date has not but been set.
On Oct. 18, 2020, investigators obtained a criticism that Hildebrant had uncovered himself whereas in a room with a woman. Throughout an interview on the Harford County Baby Advocacy Heart, one of many victims mentioned Hildebrant uncovered himself to her and demanded that she interact in intercourse acts with him.
On Oct. 20, investigators executed a search warrant on his dwelling and seized digital gadgets. A forensic examination of his laptop computer led to the invention of movies prosecutors say depict the sexual abuse of a woman. A 3-hour video depicts a number of situations of kid sexual abuse, together with prepubescent victims.
Investigators additionally discovered greater than 100 nonetheless photographs from what investigators believed to be surreptitious video recordings. The pictures included two minor feminine victims, together with some photos of their breasts and genitalia.
In January, a witness advised investigators that Hildebrandt had reset his pill. A forensic evaluation of the pill confirmed indicators of a manufacturing facility reset. On notes discovered Hildebrant’s iCloud account, analysts discovered an internet tackle to an nameless communication community. The URL led to a baby pornography web site that permit clients purchase materials with cryptocurrency.
If convicted, he might face 15 to 60 years in jail.