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Guilty plea in child porn case

A 60-year-old Manassas man who worked as a security guard in a residential community pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to producing child pornography, federal authorities in Virginia said.

A search of Steven John Thorpe's computers revealed more than 3,800 images of child pornography and more than 280 child pornography videos, according to court records.

Two of the videos and eight of the images were recorded by Thorpe, according to authorities.

Authorities said Thorpe also used a Mini DV recorder to secretly make videos of clothed chidren. Many of the videos show the children playing in Parks at Piedmont, the community where Thorpe worked as a security guard, the court records state.

Thorpe, who pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, is scheuled to be sentenced on Jan. 7.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  | October 21, 2010; 10:29 AM ET
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Where is the poster who is always asking for names, dates,locations, RACE. Oh never mind.

Posted by: msdooby1 | October 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

they know why they havent posted anything yet because He is one of them who likes watching little boys...

Posted by: mrhney03 | October 21, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

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