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Leonard Fite photo from Moline Police

Leonard Fite photo from Moline Police

A Milan man pleaded guilty to two felony counts in connection with child pornography he possessed at a licensed day care address.

Leonard Fite, now 29, was originally charged with one count of producing child pornography with intent to sell and two counts of producing child pornography after police searched his home in March 2014. The day care license was immediately suspended as part of the investigation. Investigators did not indicate any direct link between the day care children and Fite’s offenses.

Fite was later indicted by a federal grand jury which charged him with one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Court records show Fite admitted to using his computer and other items to commit his crimes.

Court records show Fite pleaded guilty July 31, 2014 to the federal charges, and agreed to forfeit his computer and all file storage devices connected to the charges.

Fite was to be sentenced at the federal courthouse in Rock Island at 9 a.m. December 4, 2014. He remained held in the Rock Island County Jail.

Read: Leonard Fite plea and property forfeiture order