Essex man sentenced for child pornography

Receives 70-month term after images found on his computer

February 24, 2011|By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun

A 53-year-old Baltimore County man was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison Thursday for possession of child pornography, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

Gary Lee Walden, of Essex, was caught photographing children at a local pool, according to his plea agreement. When police questioned him about the incident, he allowed them to search his computer, where detectives found images of young children "engaged in sexually explicit conduct," the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Walden was previously convicted of child pornography possession in Baltimore County in 2006 and given a one-year suspended sentence followed by three years of probation.

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