A convicted sex offender from Milton pleaded guilty Wednesday to having over 5,000 images of child pornography while he was on probation.
Eric R. Aldrich, 24, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography and is now facing anywhere from 14 to 40 years in federal prison, according to U.S. Attorney Charles M. Oberly, III.
Aldrich was convicted of dealing in child pornography in October 2011 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
However, his sentence was suspended after two years and he was released in May 2014.
A month after he was placed on probation, the Delaware Child Predator Task Force received a cybertip about a YouTube user, identified as Aldrich, uploading child pornography files.
On June 18, the task force executed a search warrant at his home and found computers that contained over 5,000 pictures and 200 videos of child pornography, most of which showed young girls being sexually abused by adult men and young teen girls on webcams, Oberly said.
Aldrich will be sentenced Aug. 7 by Chief United States District Judge Leonard P. Stark