A 60-year-old Shelton man who possessed child pornography and surreptitiously recorded children using his bathroom will go to prison for at least five years.
Michael Hull pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography Wednesday (Jan. 31) before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport.
According to a prepared statement from U.S. Attorney John H. Durham, Hull was arrested May 31, 2017 after Homeland Security Investigations agents got a search warrant for Hull’s home and seized “approximately 16 electronic devices, including computers and external hard drives.”
“A forensic examination of the seized devices revealed approximately 13 images and 126 videos of child pornography, including images and videos depicting children younger than 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” Durham said.
“The investigation also revealed that Hull had a video camera installed in his bathroom, which captured images of individuals, including children, who used his bathroom,” Durham said.
Hull has been behind bars since last May.
His sentencing is scheduled for April 24. He faces between five and 20 years in prison.
Durham said the prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.