GAMBRILLS, Md. (WJZ)– A Gambrills man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to possessing child pornography.
According to the plea agreement,Robert Jay Hudson II, 25, allowed another person to access to his computer on April 27, 2011. That person found images of child pornography, including prepubescent children in diapers and adults engaging in sadistic conduct with them. Hudson’s acquaintance notified Anne Arundel County police who seized a desktop, hard drive and media player with those images.
Hudson found out about the search at his home while he was at work and attempted to flee. He was found at the median of Route 3 in Crofton and released.
On Nov. 15 of the same year, an undercover Maryland State Police trooper found images and videos of child pornography, including graphic images of sexual abuse of an infant, from a file-sharing program Hudson was using at his home. The trooper engaged Hudson in chats in which he expressed a sexual interest in children. The trooper arranged a meeting with Hudson by leading him to believe he would receive digital media containing child pornography.
Hudson was arrested at the meeting and police found a laptop, hard drive and USB drive containing 627 images and 144 videos of pornography with children under the age of 12, including violent content.
Hudson’s plea agreement requires him to register as a sex offender where he is a student and where he lives and works.
Hudson faces 87 to 108 months in prison followed by supervised release for 15 years to life.
His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 9.