Child-sexual abuser pleads guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court
Lopez’ victims were between ages 2 and 10
On Monday in Brooklyn Federal Court, Orlando Lopez pleaded guilty to nine counts of child exploitation and one count of possession of child pornography. The proceeding took place before United States District Judge Eric R. Komitee.
When sentenced, Lopez faces up to 50 years’ imprisonment on each count of production of child pornography, as well as forfeiture, restitution and a fine.
According to court filings and admissions made in court at the time he entered his plea, Lopez created child pornography by sexually abusing children and taking photographs and videos of the abuse.
Many of the children Lopez targeted lived with their families near Lopez’s residence in Queens and were between the ages of two and 10 years old when he sexually abused them. In order to gain access to his victims, Lopez attempted to befriend their parents.