WALDORF, Md. (WJZ) — Daniel Ort, a 36-year-old U.S. Airforce Lieutenant from Waldorf, is facing federal charges for planting hidden cameras in the bathrooms of multiple homes to record underage girls, the U.S. Attorney’s office of Maryland announced.
A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Ort for possession and production of child pornography. Officials said Ort was arrested in the state of New York in 2020 after a person reported they had found a hidden camera in their room.READ MORE: Baltimore Mayor Says Vaccine ‘Difference Between Life and Death’ As Some City Neighborhoods Only 30% Vaccinated; Mayor, Governor Say No New Restrictions For Now
On the SD card of the camera, the complainant found footage of a young girl using the bathroom and Ort coming in to adjust the camera.READ MORE: Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Of Kevin Glendenning At Royal Farms In Rosedale
Shortly after his arrest, Onondaga County Court Judge issued a warrant to search Ort’s laptop and SD card. On both the laptop and SD card, child pornography was found.
In November 2020, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations executed a search warrant on Ort’s Waldorf home. There, they found evidence including more child pornography videos and a second hard drive with incriminating search keywords.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Police Searching For Suspects In Multiple Federal Hill Armed Robberies
Officials said if convicted, Ort faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison and a maximum sentence of 30 years for the production of child pornography, and a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.