Father, 47, gets 30 years in prison for taking explicit photos of his one-year-old daughter and sharing them in an online child porn group chat
- Robin Christopher Hildred, 47, and others in the group also discussed child pornography
- A secret investigation led the authorities to Hildred's home in Raleigh
- The shamed father admitted that he had downloaded and saved inappropriate images
- Hildred told the researchers that he also took sexually explicit photos of his baby
- Shamed father was sentenced to 360 months imprisonment and supervision of release
Robin Christopher Hildred, 47, admitted to investigators that he took sexually explicit photos of his 20-month-old baby girl and shared them with others in an online chat group set up to discuss child porn, the authorities said
A North Carolina father was sentenced to 30 years after admitting to investigators that he had taken sexually explicit photos of his 20-month-old daughter and shared them with others online, the authorities said.
An undercover investigation also showed that Robin Christopher Hildred, 47, had more than 2,200 images and a dozen videos of child pornography at his home in Raleigh.
The shamed father was sentenced to 360 months in prison by US District Judge James C. Dever, III, on Friday, and is released for life under supervision as soon as he comes out.
The & # 39; punishment means he will not be able to victimize children for the next 30 years & # 39 ;, said Robert J. Higdon, Jr., US Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina in a released statement.
Researchers first focused on Hildred after he & # 39; expressed sexual interest in infants and toddlers & # 39; in an online chat room set up to discuss child pornography, according to the statement.
After setting up an IP address that led investigators to Hildred's home in November 2018, the authorities said he admitted to downloading and saving child pornography and also taking sexually explicit photos of his toddler.
Hildred is said to have photographed the genitals of the baby girl & # 39; for sexual satisfaction & # 39 ;, his arrest warrant.
A forensic investigation of devices seized in his home revealed 2,299 image files and 12 child pornography video files that were created in his home on multiple dates from December 2017 to April 2018, the authorities said.
Hildred first appears in court after being arrested for taking inappropriate pictures of the genitals of his toddler & # 39; for sexual satisfaction & # 39;
Hildred was struck with nearly two dozen charges, including first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, second-degree exploitation of a minor, and sexual offense with a child, according to an arrest warrant filed in the case.
The investigation also confirmed that the sexually explicit images of his daughter were produced by Hildred & # 39; s phone.
Researchers discovered & # 39; multiple instances & # 39; when Hildred shared images of child pornography, including the sexually explicit photos of his daughter, with others, according to Higdon's statement.
Hildred was struck with nearly two dozen charges, including first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, second-degree exploitation of a minor and sexual offense with a child.
"Robin Christopher Hildred is a predator who has been the victim of countless children through his distribution and possession of child pornography," said the US lawyer.
& # 39; But, perhaps worse, he hunted his own vulnerable daughter. The man who should have cared for and protected her exploits her in the most disgusting and tragic way. & # 39;
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