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Former Attorney Takes Plea in Child Porn Case, Will Get 24 to 37 Months

Posted May 24, 2011 1:04 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Two years after the FBI raided his home, a now-disbarred Baltimore attorney has been charged with downloading images of children involved in "explicit" activity from a website controlled by an undercover FBI agent and pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

After his guilty plea today in Maryland federal court, Patrick Joseph Redd, 32, is expected to get 24 to 37 months in prison when he is sentenced in September, the Baltimore Sun's Baltimore Crime Beat reports. Lifetime supervision after he is released is also part of the deal.

Redd was disbarred by consent (PDF) earlier this year, a Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission website says, "because he committed a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects."

An earlier Baltimore Sun article provides additional details.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Angry at Attorney, Neighbor Hacked His Encrypted Wi-Fi & Sent Child Porn to His Law Firm Colleagues"

ABAJournal.com: "High Court Rejects Cert for Ex-Lawyer Convicted of Child Porn for Teen Photos"

ABAJournal.com: "Lawyer Acting as Expert Witness Violated Child Porn Law With Court Exhibits, 6th Circuit Rules"

ABAJournal.com: "Former Top Drug Prosecutor Gets 16 Years in Child Porn Case"

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