A 29-year-old Newtown man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for producing, trading and possession of child pornography.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Edward Wilson sexually abused a 4-year-old girl in 2011 and 2012, filmed and photographed the abuse with an iPhone, and kept videos and images on his home computer.
Officials said Wilson used email to trade hundreds of other images and videos of child pornography and maintained a collection of child pornography on his home computers.
The investigation began In February 2012, when state police received reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone appeared to be emailing files of suspected child pornography and police tracked the Internet activity to Wilson’s house on Hillcrest Road in Newtown, police said.
On April 13, 2012, state police searched the house and seized more than 300 image files they believe include child pornography, according to a news release from state police.
On Feb. 13, 2013, Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography.