Bliss man indicted on federal child porn charge

Hildreth

BUFFALO — A Wyoming County man serving a 22-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting and secretly videotaping children was indicted on federal child pornography charges Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

Shayne M. Hildreth, 40, of Bliss is charged with transportation and possession of child pornography.

The charge carries a mandatory minimum of five years to a maximum of 40 years in federal prison.

The case stems from an investigation that also led to Hildreth being convicted in Wyoming County Court.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Mango said police in Aurora-Marionville in Missouri were called to investigate a sexual assault of a 15-year-old child.

The girl told police she was sexually assaulted numerous times by Hildreth in Missouri, Colorado and New York. She also said she found child pornography and secretly recorded images of herself on Hildreth’s phone and computer.

A search warrant led to investigator finding three images of child porn.

The investigation resulted in a new investigation in Wyoming County, where state police learned Hildreth had sexually assaulted a child and filmed her and her friends by placing a camera in the girl’s bathroom.

He was convicted after a jury trial in September 2019.

A judge called him “violent and predatory” and sentenced him to the maximum 22 years in state prison, with 15 years of post-release supervision.

If convicted federally, he will be immediately placed into federal custody upon his release from prison.

He is serving time at Five Points Correctional Facility.

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