St. Mary’s County Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A St. Mary’s County man has pleaded guilty to production of child pornography after prosecutors say he hid a camera in a bathroom he shared with a 14-year-old boy.

Ronald Davis Pope, 49, of Mechanicsville entered the plea Monday in federal court in Greenbelt. Prosecutors say if a judge accepts the plea deal, Pope will be sentenced to more than 19 years in prison at sentencing June 3.

According to his plea agreement, Pope lived with a family last year. Prosecutors say Pope secretly recorded the teen in the shower and transferred the videos to his computer and cell phone.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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