HANCOCK COUNTY — A McCordsville man will have to register as a sex offender after admitting he regularly searched the Web for lewd videos and images of young girls, downloading them illegally from file-sharing sites.
David Glotfelty, 27, 8872 Coldwater Circle, pleaded guilty recently to a Level 5 felony count of possession of child pornography as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, records show.
As a result, he’ll spend two and a half years on probation, being monitored in a program made specifically for those convicted of sex offenses. The criminal count Glotfelty pleaded guilty to requires he register as a sex offender, officials said.
The investigation was initiated earlier this year by officers with the Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force, records show. Detectives assigned to the team monitor traffic on internet-based file-sharing programs to track suspected child predators and those who transmit images of child pornography, officials said.
A Carmel Police Department officer who works for the task force tracked Glotfelty down and searched his McCordsville home and electronics for evidence in May, according to court documents.
Glotfelty admitted to the officer he regularly searched the internet for inappropriate videos of children. He downloaded the videos onto a laptop he kept in his bedroom, court documents state.
Glotfelty told the officer he watched child pornography at least twice a week, court documents state.
Glotfelty directed investigators to a folder on the desktop of his computer, where he said he saved video files, police said. There, they found dozens of lewd videos of children, court documents state.
Prosecutors charged Glotfelty in May with a Level 5 felony count of possession of child pornography.
During a sentencing hearing last week, he pleaded guilty to the charge in Hancock County Superior Court 1, records show.
A judge ordered Glotfelty serve 910 days in a probation program. He was given credit for two days he spent in jail this spring, records show.