Ex-HCC Professor Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges
His collection of child pornography included sex-abuse videos of babies and toddlers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
TAMPA – A former Hillsborough Community College professor pleaded guilty Friday (March 29) to charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
Howard Joseph Vorder Bruegge, III, 36, of Tampa, who taught mathematics at HCC, faces a minimum mandatory penalty of five years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
According to the plea agreement, Vorder Bruegge, using the internet monikers “JoeBlow73” and “JoeBlowFL,” distributed child pornography on multiple occasions. He also collected child pornography on his cellphone, including sex-abuse videos of babies and toddlers.
Vorder Bruegge also used his phone to film and publically share voyeur videos on the internet. He employed peepholes in bathrooms on the HCC campus to film college students while they were in restroom stalls. He then distributed those videos on websites that host voyeur content. Vorder Bruegge’s phone contained at least four videos capturing adult males through peepholes in public HCC restrooms.
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