MARYLAND Online Child Predators 2012: Leo Aragon Evans Sentenced to Over 24 Years in Prison for Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

On June 15th, 2012, Leo Aragon Evans, 56, of Cockeysville, Maryland, got sentenced 292 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander. Following his sentence is a by lifetime supervised release, for producing and possessing child pornography. Judge Hollander also ordered that upon his release from prison, Evans must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander

According to Evans’ plea agreement, from January 10th, 2011, a 9-year-old child reported to Baltimore County Police that Evans had repeatedly sexually abused her over the past year. These acts occurred while the victim and another 10-year-old girl were under Evans’ care, sometimes at his home.

The next day, Baltimore County Police searched Evans’ residence and seized a video camcorder and two tapes. The Review of those tapes revealed that both depicted images of the 9- and 10-year-old girls engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In the first video, Evans is heard directing one of the victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct while he videotapes the abuse. In the second video, Evans filmed the girls in the bathtub, telling them to stand up so he can film their naked bodies.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein
Further investigation revealed that Evans had been the subject of three prior investigations involving the sexual abuse of three other minor girls.

On January 19th, 2011, a woman reported to the Baltimore County Police that she had used the key she had to Evans’ apartment to retrieve her personal belongings and had discovered two “massagers,” (or sexual devices), that matched the description provided to police by one of the minor victims.

On April 16th and 17th, 2011, a family member entered Evans’ apartment, with his permission, to search for family photos and other items of sentimental value, while Evans was detained at the Baltimore County Detention Center. The family member found a baggie containing photos of three of the prepubescent girls, including photos of the victims engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The photographs of one of the victims matched the description of the photographs that she reported to police in 2003, which had been taken of her seven years earlier.

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