Del. man pleads guilty to dealing child porn, abusing 2 children

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Delaware authorities say a Smyrna man has pleaded guilty to three counts of dealing in child pornography and abusing two children.

The Delaware Department of Justice says Joshua B. Gladden admitted to entering online chatrooms designed for subjects with an interest in child pornography and traded images of child pornography.

The department says in September an online chatroom reported one of its users uploaded an image of child pornography.

A month later, Skype reported that one of its users did the same. An investigation showed the IP addresses for the two users were the same and led investigators to Gladden.

He pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous crime against a child, first-degree unlawful sexual contact and three counts of dealing child porn.

He faces at least 31 years in prison.

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