Meriden man pleads guilty to production of child porn

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Mark W. Irvin, a 64-year-old of Meriden, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of production of child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on multiple occasions between approximately 2012 and Aug. 2015, Irvin engaged in sexual acts with two males who were under the age of 18.  Irvin installed and operated a video camera and a digital video recording device at his residence to record the sexual activity.

On Sept. 8, 2015, law enforcement officers conducted a search of Irvin’s residence and seized several computers, hard drives, electronic storage media and the digital video recording device.

Irvin has been detained since his arrest on Sept. 18, 2015.

Judge Underhill scheduled sentencing for Nov. 23, 2016, at which time Irvin faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years, a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years and a fine of up to $250,000. He is also charged with related state offenses.

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