Man, 22, admits possessing child pornography A...

January 30, 2007

Man, 22, admits possessing child pornography

A 22-year-old Anne Arundel man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to possessing child pornography on his computer.

According to court documents, William Villeda, 22, of Annapolis downloaded through the Internet hundreds of images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

His illegal stash was discovered after he offered some of the images to an undercover officer over the Internet, court papers show. Later, federal agents wrote that they searched his home and found hundreds of pornographic images of very young children.

Villeda faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, followed by a maximum lifetime supervised release. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz scheduled Villeda's sentencing for March 22.

Matthew Dolan

Baltimore: City Hall

Dixon names Green inspector general

Mayor Sheila Dixon announced yesterday the appointment of Hilton L. Green as the city's new inspector general.

Green had served as the inspector general of the city housing authority since 2001, according to city officials, and he previously worked in the inspector general offices of the Chicago Housing Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"Hilton Green has spent his professional career ensuring government operates with integrity and transparency," Dixon said in a statement yesterday. "Hilton came recommended by inspector generals from around the country who know him for his professionalism and his strong work ethic. I'm very pleased that he has accepted my offer to be our city government watchdog."

Green, also an adjunct professor at Sojourner-Douglass College, will begin his new position immediately, according to the mayor's office.

Baltimore: BCCC

Registration open for spring term

Baltimore City Community College is accepting registration until Feb. 10 for its compressed spring 2007 courses at its Liberty and Harbor campuses. Walk-in registration for the 12-week classes - which begin Feb. 12 and run through May 20 - is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-462-8300.

Baltimore: Federal Hill

Center to offer computer classes

The South Baltimore Learning Center is planning a six-week basic computer class, starting today, at the center's Federal Hill headquarters, 28 E. Ostend St. Afternoon classes are set for noon to 2 p.m., and evening classes are planned from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale. Information: 410-625-4215.

Baltimore: Pratt library

Book lovers' breakfast Saturday

The Enoch Pratt Free Library's annual Black History Month Book Lovers' Breakfast is set for 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna St. The featured speaker will be Lawrence Otis Graham, an attorney and commentator on race, politics and class. Reservations: 410-396-5494.

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