Child Molestation Recovery: Daniel's Story
A Child Molested. Break the Silence
|Shirley Turner, Husband and son William Elliot|
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former police officer who hid a video camera in a girl's closet has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.
Thirty-eight-year-old Edward Charles Schmitt of Laurel, who had been a police officer in Laurel, entered the plea on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. He will be sentenced in September; if the court accepts his plea agreement, Schmitt will be sentenced to seven years in prison.
According to the plea deal, in February 2010, Schmitt hid a camera in a girl's closet. A search of Schmitt's computers and media card found sexually explicit videos of children.