BALTIMORE (AP) — A former children’s counselor in Maryland and Arizona has pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation charges in a case involving a Southern California pediatric nurse accused of sexually abusing his 6-week-old foster child.
Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Stephen Schaffner of Greensboro, Maryland pleaded guilty Friday and is expected to be sentenced to 35 years in prison in July.READ MORE: Baltimore County Officer Opened Fire On Driver Trying To Flee Traffic Stop: Police
Schaffner’s attorney didn’t return messages for comment Saturday.
The case involves 51-year-old Michael William Lutts, a San Diego County pediatric nurse who pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation in January. Charging documents say Lutts got custody of a prematurely born foster baby last year, and immediately began filming himself molesting the boy.READ MORE: No. 17 UConn Holds Off Maryland-Eastern Shore 72-63
Schaffner was accused of directing Lutts to abuse the infant and send him the photos and videos.
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