CHILD SEX CASE: GUILTY PLEA
A 38 year old West Hempstead man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to charges he videotaped himself engaging in sexual activities with his 6 year old daughter. He and his wife were both arrested by FBI agents on similar charges in November 2001. The wife has pleaded not guilty and plans to go to trial, using as a defense that she is not competent to be convicted. They were arrested as part of a nationwide probe into an Internet site dealing in child pornography. In his plea, the father admitted to engaging in 13 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He faces between 14 and 19 1/2 years in prison when he is sentenced. The couple has been held without bail, pending the outcome of the charges.