Convicted sex offender pleads guilty in child porn case

Published: Sep. 18, 2019 at 7:50 AM EDT
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A convicted sex offender whose 60-day sentence for child rape triggered a national outcry has pleaded guilty to possession of child porn in a separate case.

Mark Hulett is one of eight men charged this past May in a child pornography crackdown that federal officials dubbed "Operation Bada-Bing."

Prosecutors say Hulett had more than 2,000 child pornography images on his computer.

He faces 10-20 years in prison. He will remain in custody until his January sentencing date.

You may remember Hulett from a case in 2006 when he was sentenced to 60 days in jail after being convicted of raping a child over a four-year period, starting when she was 6. The sentence sparked national outcry. The judge said the short sentence was needed to ensure Hulett could receive sex offender treatment. The sentence was later lengthened and Hulett spent five years in prison.