WILMINGTON – A Middletown man was sentenced Friday to spend the next 13 years in prison for his crimes against children, Attorney General Beau Biden announced Friday.
Charles H. Hurd Jr., 49 of the 800 block of Woodline Drive in Middletown, was initially arrested and charged with dealing child pornography in June 2013 after a Child Predator Task Force discovered illegal images in his possession. The Task Force’s investigation into Hurd continued, and on Jan. 1, 2014, he was arrested again after evidence was uncovered that he sexually assaulted a child. He pled guilty in June to five counts of dealing in child pornography and one count of unlawful sexual contact with a child.
Hurd was sentenced in New Castle County Superior Court by Judge Vivian L. Medinilla. The case prosecuted for Biden’s office by Deputy Attorney General Abigail Layton, head of the Child Predator Task Force.