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Edward Jorodge Gladney, 27, Who Began Raping Boys and Making Child Porn at 17, Pleads Guilty

Finally behind bars for a long time.
Finally behind bars for a long time.

A 27-year-old man who began at 17 seducing young boys and using them for the child pornography he sold on the Web pleaded guilty today, the U.S. Attorney's Office says.

Edward Jorodge Gladney entered a guilty plea to the charge of producing and advertising child pornography, the USAO says.

He created thousands of images and hundreds of videos to sell. "Additionally, Gladney had collected thousands of images and videos containing children other than his personal victims, one of which included a forcible sexual assault of a young boy in which the screams of the child can be heard," prosecutors said.

Crime Stoppers received a tip, prosecutors said, "of an adult male being indecent with young boys. The investigation revealed he manipulated four boys for the purposes of capturing their images and then advertising those images for sale on the Internet. The exploitation continued for years and allowed Gladney to create thousands of images and hundreds of videos of young children which were disseminated via the Internet."

His production of child pornography went at least as far back as 2002, prosecutors said.

He will remain in custody until his June sentencing. He faces a minimum of 15 and up to 30 years for each count of producing and advertising of child pornography in addition to a $250,000 fine.


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