From the U.S Attorney’s Office in Baltimore:
A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Donald Hildebrandt, age 51, of Bel Air, Maryland, with the possession and production of child pornography and obstruction of justice.
The federal charges were announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler; Lieutenant Paul Marziale of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Director of the Harford County Child Advocacy Center; and Harford County State’s Attorney Albert J. Peisinger, Jr.
Hildebrandt is a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officer with the Baltimore City Police Department and is currently suspended without pay. According to the criminal complaint, on October 18, 2020, law enforcement received a complaint that Donald Hildebrandt had been discovered in a room with a minor female with his erect penis exposed. Another minor had reported the incident. During an interview at the Harford County Child Advocacy Center (CAC), one of the minor victims disclosed that Hildebrandt exposed himself to her and demanded that she engage in sexually explicit conduct with him.
As detailed in the affidavit, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Hildebrandt’s home on October 20, 2020 and seized several electronic devices. A forensic examiner subsequently decrypted a file found on Hildebrandt’s laptop computer and discovered videos allegedly documenting the sexual abuse of a minor female. Another nearly three-hour long video discovered on Hildebrandt’s laptop depicted a compilation of multiple instances of child sexual abuse, including prepubescent victims. Additionally, over 100 still shots believed to be derived from covert video recordings allegedly taken by Hildebrandt were uncovered by investigators. The images included two minor female victims, including some images displaying their breasts and genitalia.
In January 2021, a witness informed investigators that Hildebrandt had reset his tablet. A forensic review of the previously seized tablet showed signs consistent with a factory reset. In Hildebrandt’s iCloud account, analysts also discovered a web address to an anonymous communication network within Hildebrandt’s notes application, which opened to a child pornography website. The website allowed customers to anonymously purchase child pornography with cryptocurrency. The site claimed to be a “safe zone for pedo folks.”
If convicted, Hildebrandt faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison for production of child pornography; a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography; and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison for obstruction of justice. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. No date has been set for Hildebrandt’s initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Hildebrandt remains detained on related state charges.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc and click on the “Resources” tab on the left of the page.
Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner commended HSI, the Maryland State Police, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the Harford County Child Advocacy Center, and the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Lenzner thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel A. Loveland, Jr., who is prosecuting the federal case.
Billy Butcher says
Breaking news Bob is still a cunt!
Protect and serve indeed…
Open Your Eyes says
First of all I hope this guy gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He tarnished the badge. Unfortunately in many professions you have bad actors that have slipped through the cracks. I have a question. When a teacher gets caught having an inappropriate sexual contact with a student should we defund the school system and turn a bunch of illiterate, untrained, ignorant people out in to the world? Wait a minute poor example. Uneducated, illiterate, untrained, ignorant people are being released into society every day by the Baltimore City School System and they have not been defunded. In the rare cases where doctors and dentists fondle and sexually abuse people who have been sedated or under anesthesia should the medical system be defunded? ACAB is probably one of the most moronic untrue statements ever made. It is a shame that unqualified losers that make these type statements couldn’t for one week be a police officer. You know kind of the premise for the movie “Police Academy”. Until you have walked in a cops shoes just maybe you should refrain from making uninformed comments in an attempt to be stylish but then again the bottom line is haters are going to hate.
Tell you what – if teachers put together a run of bad behavior across the nation – scratch that, the world – like cops have done for decades on end, I’ll get behind a defund teachers movement with a vengeance. Scout’s honor.
But until that day we’re just talking meaningless speculation on your part because you can’t address the facts; there’s bad cops and the cops who cover up for them, making them bad. Until cops can police themselves and purge their own ranks, quit demanding bloated budgets and being an occupying force in our land, murdering innocent civilians and acting like we should thank them for it – ALL COPS ARE BAD. Deal with it.
Open Your Eyes says
First of all I think I made my point clear that there are bad actors that slip through the cracks of the system and I acknowledge that. Every effort should be made to locate those offenders and remove them from their positions. In line with your same logic why don’t you substitute certain groups of people who unfortunately have a disproportionate representation of their membership victimizing innocent people and committing inordinate amounts of death and harm to their own. This is occurring at a far greater percentage than the acts of a small group of rogue cops. Where is your outrage? Where is your generalization and labeling of those groups which have documented histories of victimizing so many. If you did have the courage to address these issues how do you think your actions would be perceived and do you think you would be labeled in any way?
ProveMeWrongIfYouCan Is a bitch says
You are a stupid fuck!
Critical Thinking Helps says
The classic conclusion when a person has no argument, no sense and cannot form a reasonable thought of their own.
Yes, yes…we know “Kill Whitey, Orange Man Bad” yada yada
ACAB@DEFUNDTHEM.COM Is a bitch!!! says
Need to defund your mom. Bet you are waiting for your stimulus to go get a new 70”
Samsung so that you can stream your ANTIFA porn while you shed tears jerking off!
“Need to defund your mom…”
Thanks for chiming in. I remember when Beavis and Butthead were a hit on MTV!
CopsDon'tCareAboutYouEitherYou'llSee Is a bitch says
I remember when your mom spitted instead of swallowed!
Truth Be Told says
This guy is Ed Keplin best friend. They were POS together.
rico jones says
SAME IMPORTED FROM U.S BORDERS INTO THE UNITED STATES
1. Law enforcement in Maryland believe hundreds of suspected members of the notorious MS-13 gang have set up shop across the state, trying to spread fear through violence.
2. Gang expands into northern Maryland, Five MS-13 ‘Affiliates’ Held in Rural Baltimore County Killing of 16-Year-Old Girl https://cis.org/Arthur/Five-MS13-Affiliates-Held-Rural-Baltimore-County-Killing-16YearOld-Girl
3. Howard County Maryland, Sanctuary Bills in Maryland Faced a Surprise Foe: LEGAL IMMIGRANTS https://repealsanctuarycounty.com/sanctuary-bills-in-maryland-faced-a-surprise-foe-legal-immigrants/
4. In Baltimore and in Anne Arundel County Maryland, The MS-13 Gang Known For Its Brutality Targeting, Is Recruiting In Maryland.
5. Montgomery County, Maryland, which is a jurisdiction that has witnessed a string of rapes by illegal aliens, has been placed on a list of “worst sanctuary communities” in the entire United States. https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/25/montgomery-county-sanctuary-list/
6. A federal grand jury in Maryland indicted four MS-13 gang members for conspiracy to destroy and conceal evidence in connection with a murder, Defendants Burned Victim’s Body
7. Maryland federal crackdown on MS-13 gang activity, Defendants Burned Victim’s Body
8. Prince George’s County, Maryland
Hunter’s crack pipe says
Nobody ever wants to have the hard conversation about MS-14. Why is that? The focus is only on 13.
Corn Pop was a bad dude.
Capt. Obvious says
We need a good ole fashion blue flu. in the month of July every department should shut down and not answer one call for service. After this I am sure people’s attitude toward Police will change, not all but a majority.
Go back and read up on Hitler and how he operated with his secret police, he silenced the opposition by shouting down those they didn’t agree with.
The New American Communist party in Congress, Governors, and Mayors are encouraging all the “Karens” to call and report people who are not following guidelines.
It’s now April 12, somebody please wake me when something new happens in Harford County
There are things happening in Harford County all the time. The Dagger just doesn’t report it….
I guess it doesn’t fit their agenda
Must be an insurectionist Trumpster
I’m not a suck off the tit democrat like you