Man, 41, gets 10-year term in child porn case

November 30, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 41-year-old retired Air Force sergeant who admitted breaking into homes to steal photos and surreptitiously shoot photos of young children has been sentenced to 10 years and a month in federal prison for producing child pornography.

Charles Olin Hamilton of Worcester, Mass., was also ordered yesterday by U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. in Greenbelt to serve three years of supervised release, refrain from contact with minors and register as a sex offender when released.

Hamilton admitted burglarizing and stealing photos from at least 10 homes at Andrews Air Force Base in the 1990s, according to a statement of facts submitted to Williams by Assistant U.S. Attorney Odessa P. Jackson on Sept. 11, when Hamilton pleaded guilty.

Hamilton also shot and developed five rolls of film showing a 4-year-old boy whom he photographed in various "stages of undress" after breaking into his home four times, according to the statement.

Hamilton was charged after he broke into a home in Cheltenham on March 28, 1999, and police found him hiding there with a camera , the statement said.

After his arrest, police and FBI agents found a number of photographs of children in his car and in a rented storage locker.

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