At a hearing in Syracuse, NY this morning, YouTuber Mike Lombardo plead guilty to receipt of child pornography, a felony carrying a sentence of at least 20 years. This follows Lombardo’s arrest in July 2012 and an FBI raid of the singer’s home in late-2011.
The Smoking Gun obtained the plea agreement in which Lombardo admits to exchanging lewd images with six separate minors over a two year period. The report is available here, but comes with a strong trigger warning as it is very graphic. It features accounts of Lombardo’s interaction with the 15 and 16-year-old victims as well as transcripts of online chats. Receipt of child pornography comes with a mandatory minimum of 5 years in custody, and Lombardo will have to register as a sex offender.
Lombardo spent 5 days in custody following his arrest in July 2012 and was forced to surrender his passport, submit to mental evaluation, and participate in an electronic monitoring program. He remains free on a personal recognizance bond and is scheduled for sentencing on January 24.