Balto. Co. man pleads guilty to sexually abusing minors

A 35-year-old Baltimore County man pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to sexually abusing two teen boys and producing child pornography by photographing the acts with his iPhone, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.

Joseph Lawhorn, of the 4000 block of Marjeff Place, had sexual intercourse with two minor males between the ages of 12 and 16 on multiple occasions throughout 2008, according to a statement of facts contained within his plea agreement. Authorities said they found at least 22 images on Lawhorn's computer of the boys engaged in sexual conduct, along with several others on his cell phone, court records show.

He faces a minimum of 15 years in prison at his sentencing, scheduled for Feb. 9.

tricia.bishop@baltsun.com

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