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East Elmhurst man pleads guilty to possessing child porn: DA

An East Elmhurst man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography and an illegal firearm and could face three years in prison.
Sue Ogrocki
By Bill Parry

An East Elmhurst man pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and an illegal firearm, Queens DA Richard A. Brown announced Monday.

Milton Hilario, 43, of 97th Street, faced charges of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon and possessing a sexual performance by a child. He entered his plea to Queens Supreme Court Justice Gia Morris, who indicated that she would sentence the defendant on Sept. 26 to a determinate term of three years in prison and three years post release supervision. Hilario must also register as a sex offender.

According to the charges, an investigator assigned to the Queens district attorney’s office used a law enforcement tool on two occasions in October to make contact with an IP address being used by Hilario. In one instance, the investigator observed a list of files that were being shared by Hilario and was able to download a one-minute video depicting an adult man sexually abusing a girl between the ages of 8 and 11.

In the second instance, the investigator observed a one-minute video of a naked girl, 3 to 6 years old, being sexually assaulted by an adult man.

In pleading guilty, Hilario admitted he had a silver and black 9mm handgun and a magazine, which was loaded with six rounds of ammunition, and that he was also in possession of photos and videos depicting children between the age of 3 and 13 years old in a sexual performance, the DA said.

“It is important for the public to remember that the images and videos being exchanged are, for all intents and purposes, photos and footage of crime scenes as they depict real children being cruelly victimized, both physically and emotionally, and who will have to carry the painful memory of that which occurred to them for the rest of their lives,” Brown said.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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