November 10, 2008

David Cross pleads guilty to enticing minor

November 10, 2008

The Examiner

BALTIMORE - A Middle River man has pleaded guilty to enticing a minor for sex and possessing and distributing child pornography.

Thirty-four-year-old David Cross admitted to federal prosecutors that he molested two prepubescent girls, including once at a swimming pool. He also had a document that explained ways to trick children into isolated places and encourage them to have sexual contact with adults.

In addition, Cross had images of child pornography on his computer that he had e-mailed to others.

He was caught after police got a complaint about the content of his Internet chats. An undercover detective posed as a 13-year-old boy and chatted online with Cross, who solicited sex.

Cross faces mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years for enticing a minor and five years for distributing child pornography. He could get up to 10 years for possession of child porn, plus supervision for life.

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