Fredericksburg man pleads guilty to producing child pornography

ALEXANDRIA, VA (WWBT) – 28-year-old William Hurlbut pleaded guilty Thursday to producing child pornography.

Indicted on June 22, 2011 for producing child pornography, Hurlbut faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years and a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 16, 2011. Hurlbut will be required to register as a sex offender in any community in which he lives or works.

In a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Hurlbut admitted performing sexual acts with a sleeping 8-year-old boy and filming those acts with his iPhone in 2009. Hurlbut has known the victim since the victim was 6-months-old.

Anyone who may have additional leads regarding this matter should contact ICE HSI at 1-866-DHS-2ICE.

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