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Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Former Maryland school bus driver pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former Prince George’s County school bus driver pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to two counts of producing child pornography, authorities said.

Scott Smallwood, of Upper Marlboro, sexually abused a 7-year-old boy by engaging in sexual conduct both in front of and with the boy, while capturing footage of the acts on his cell phone.

According to Smallwood, he left the microSD card from his cell phone on the counter of a convenience store in Clinton in March 2010. The card was found and turned into the police the same day, who found eight sexually explicit videos involving the child.

Smallwood, who previously drove school buses for Prince George’s County Public Schools and a church, was arrested in May 2010. He admitted to luring the boy to his home for “sleepovers,” where he offered candy in exchange for sexual contact.

Authorities said they found several notebooks in Smallwood’s home with charts and lists of his sexual contact with multiple children and several hundred pages of stories about underage sex.

Smallwood could be sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison or a minimum of 15 years in prison with supervised release on each of the two counts.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  12:43 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Categories:  Sex Crimes | Tags:  child pornography

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