Father, 47, is given 30 years in prison for taking explicit photos of his one-year-old daughter and sharing them in a online child porn group chat
- Robin Christopher Hildred, 47, and others in the group also discussed child porn
- An undercover investigation lead authorities to Hildred’s home in Raleigh
- The disgraced dad admitted he downloaded and stored inappropriate images
- Hildred told investigators he also took sexually explicit photos of his baby girl
- Disgraced dad was sentenced to 360 months in prison and supervised release
Robin Christopher Hildred, 47, admitted to investigators that he took sexually-explicit photos of his 20-month-old baby girl and shared them with others in an online chat group set up for discussing child porn, authorities said
A father from North Carolina was sentenced to 30 years in after he admitted to investigators that he took sexually-explicit photos of his 20-month-old daughter and shared them with others online, authorities said.
An undercover investigation also found that Robin Christopher Hildred, 47, had more than 2,200 images and a dozen videos of child pornography at his home in Raleigh.
The disgraced dad was sentenced to 360 months in prison on Friday by US District Judge James C. Dever, III, and faces a lifetime of supervised release once he gets out.
The ‘sentence ensures he cannot victimize any more children for the next 30 years’ said Robert J. Higdon, Jr, US Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina in a released statement.
Investigators first zeroed in on Hildred after he ‘expressed sexual interest in infants and toddlers,’ in an online chat room set up for discussing child pornography, according to the statement.
After establishing an IP address that lead investigators to Hildred’s home in November 2018, authorities said he admitted to downloading and storing child porn and also taking sexually explicit photographs of his toddler.
Hildred allegedly photographed the baby girl’s private parts ‘for the purpose of sexual gratification,’ according to his arrest warrant.
A forensic examination of devices seized from his home uncovered 2,299 image files and 12 video files of child pornography that were created in his home on multiple dates from December 2017 to April 2018, authorities said.
Hildred makes his first appearance in court after he was arrested for allegedly taking inappropriate pictures of his toddler’s private parts ‘for the purpose of sexual gratification’
Hildred was was slapped with nearly two dozen charges, including first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, second-degree exploitation of a minor and sexual offense with a child, according to an arrest warrant filed in the case.
The examination also confirmed that the sexually explicit images of his daughter were produced by Hildred’s phone.
Investigators discovered ‘multiple instances’ when Hildred shared images of child porn, including the sexually explicit pictures of his daughter, with others, according to Higdon’s statement.
Hildred was was slapped with nearly two dozen charges, including first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, second-degree exploitation of a minor and sexual offense with a child.
‘Robin Christopher Hildred is a predator who victimized countless children through his distribution and possession of child pornography,’ said the US attorney.
‘But, perhaps even worse, he preyed upon his own vulnerable daughter. The man who should have been caring for and protecting her, exploit her in the most disgusting and tragic way.’