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Chesterfield babysitter sexually abused child, shared pictures

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A Chesterfield man has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography that featured a child he babysat. Zebulon Resolve Wendt, 34, sexually abused the girl on numerous occasions, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Wendt was arrested after investigators in Canada detected him uploading sexually explicit images of the girl to the Internet from a Chesterfield computer.

When federal agents raided Wendt’s home, they searched his computers, external hard drives and other computer equipment.

“A subsequent forensic examination of the seized items revealed thousands of images and videos of a juvenile female engaged in sexually explicit conduct that Wendt himself had taken with a digital camera and saved onto his computer equipment,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Wendt faces up to 30 years in prison when he’s sentenced in January.