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Prosecutors: Man, 64, made child porn for three decades

Posted August 19, 2010

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— A 64-year-old Brunswick County man on Thursday received a 35-year prison sentence on charges that he abused at least 20 children while making pornography over three decades.

In April, Wilbert Robert Schmidt pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography.

U.S. District Judge James C. Dever handed down a sentence more than double what federal guidelines recommend "in light of Schmidt's persistent criminal conduct, his sadistic abuse of children and the huge quantity of child pornography he created and maintained," according to a statement from U.S. Attorney George Holding.

In January 2009, 6,432 Polaroid and framed pictures of child pornography were seized from Schmidt's house, according to prosecutors. They said that 6,112 of the pictures either had Schmidt in them or were taken by him.

Prosecutors said further investigation revealed that Schmidt had sexually abused children as young as 6. Not all of the victims have been identified.

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  • reeceeyarnell Aug 20, 2010

    Glad to know this old coot is one day closer to burning in the pits of Hell for all eternity! Maybe the prisoners will be sure to welcome him to prison with some porn of their own starring him! Such a waste of oxygen!!

  • readerman Aug 19, 2010

    That is just plain nasty. There are some sick souls out there.

  • Just Passin Thru Aug 19, 2010

    Hey Lizard! You're an idiot! You're obviously not serious(apparently about anything). All you have is a smart@$# comment to offer, and it's obvious you're hung up on an illusion called politics. I AM "Apolitical" for lack of a better word, thanks to a corrupt political system; Liberal and conservative. Get a life and get real!

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Aug 19, 2010

    This man deserves the death penalty. I know they don't give it for this type of crime, but he really doesn't deserve to breathe the same air we do.

    Beth

  • Butterfly Aug 19, 2010

    35 yrs..are you kidding me? After ALL the lives he has ruined?? So very sad...

  • Vietnam Vet Aug 19, 2010

    Yet ANOTHER waste of seminal fluid!

  • we3rblessed Aug 19, 2010

    35 years for sexually abusing children, that's it? This sick perverted devil will get his ultimate JUSTICE as he burns in h311. may the children he harmed GOD cover with his blood and show them his everlasting love and recover them from the innocense this pitiful fool took from them.

  • Contort Cloud Aug 19, 2010

    MONSTER!

  • bombayrunner Aug 19, 2010

    Someone needs to study this guy ... with a blow torch and a hammer.

  • twc Aug 19, 2010

    Daggone humans!

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