According to a report by the Star-Spangled Banner on the 8th local time, U.S. Navy sailor Randall J.
Tilton pleaded guilty in New Haven’s district court on Monday and will face up to 210 years in prison.
Investigators said that this was one of the most serious cases of sexual abuse of young children, two of whom were only four months old and six months old when they were first violated.
Tilton, 31, is a first-class mechanic who has been stationed at Naval Submarine Base in Groton, South Dakota since 2016.
He was also accused of producing pornographic pictures of victims and spreading them through the Internet and the “dark web”.
Tilton pleaded guilty to seven counts, including child pornography, each of which could be sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison.
He will face 15 to 210 years in prison and be subject to lifelong supervision of a registered sex offender, and his huge fine and compensation order have not yet been calculated.
According to testimonies, these crimes occurred in Connecticut, California, and New Hampshire, and Tilton sometimes imprisoned children while performing and recording acts of abuse and abuse.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy Gifford, some of these crimes involve infants and young children in the care and custody of Tilton, which have occurred for several years. All the children involved are under the age of 12.
The Groton Township Police Department, the Naval Crime Investigation Service, and the FBI began an extensive investigation in late October 2019.
At that time, the parents of an 8-year-old girl revealed that their daughter had been sexually assaulted by Tilton for many years, and Tilton also recorded some of the sexual assault.
In a recorded interview with the police, Tilton admitted that he had sexually assaulted the child when he was six months old and had done similar acts against four or five other victims.
Another minor victim involved a child born in 2018 who was sexually assaulted when she was about four months old.
Authorities had dozens of videos and still images to substantiate the charges against Tilton, although he tried to dump his phone in the bottom cabin of a U.S. Navy ship when he learned in October 2019 that local police wanted to talk to him.
Navy investigators found the phone and seized other electronic devices, including laptops and flash disks.
According to the federal sentencing guidelines, Tilton’s crime level is higher than the highest crime level and may face 210 years in prison, which the judge pointed out is far beyond the life expectancy of a normal person.
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