A 35-year-old Northeast Baltimore man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to possessing child pornography on his computer, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Edward Dahling could face a maximum of 10 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz on April 24, prosecutors said.
Authorities said Dahling's name surfaced during an investigation by federal immigration agents of a suspected pornography business. The authorities said Dahling's name was on a list of customers obtained during the investigation.
The prosecutors said that the federal agents interviewed Dahling at his Baltimore County house Dec. 10 and that he admitted to downloading and accessing child pornography from Internet sites. Prosecutors said they found up to 600 illegal images on his computer.