Acting U.S. Attorney announced Wednesday a Maryland man pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography.
Twenty-five-year-old Eric Nathaniel Sammons of Trappe sexually exploited four minors, producing photos of them engaged in “sexually explicit conduction between 2014 and 2016. He stored his images on digital devices, according to court documents.
Sammons installed a camera in a residence, where a twelve-year-old girl lived. He hid the camera in the bathroom and recorded 47 videos sometime before May 25, 2016.
Sammons took 32 pictures of a partially nude child who was posed in various positions in October 2015. He resided in a garage attached to a home in Caroline County from May 2016 through September 2016, at which time he would sneak into a 3-year-old and 5-year-old’s bedroom to take pictures of them, while they were asleep. He also engaged in sexually explicit conduct, while the children were asleep.
Forensic examiners found 3,000 images and six videos of child pornography hidden in Sammons’ digital camera, video camera and cellphone.
Eric Sammons faces a maximum 40-year prison in prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 11, 2018 at 3 p.m.