Navy mechanic sentenced to 210 years for sexual assault of 7 children

Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

New Haven, Connecticut: Earlier this week United States District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer sentenced former Navy mechanic Randall Tilton to 210 years in prison for sexually abusing "seven young girls in three states over the course of several years."


In December 2020 Tilton pleaded guilty to seven counts of production of child pornography.


"According to court documents and statements made in court," the recent release from Project Safe Childhood reads, "on November 1, 2019, Tilton was arrested on state sexual assault charges after he admitted in an interview with Town of Groton Police that he had sexually assaulted several minor victims, and that he had recorded some of the sexual assaults."


The release goes on to say that, "Subsequent examination of a laptop, tablet, cellphone and two flash drives seized from Tilton revealed that, beginning in approximately 2014, Tilton sexually assaulted seven girls who were between the ages of four months and eight years old. Tilton photographed and video recorded many of these sexual assaults. Some of the images depict a minor victim bound and restrained while Tilton sexually assaulted her."


He then shared some of the footage on the dark web.


"Tilton's electronic devices also included thousands of images and videos of the sexual abuse of other minors, including sadomasochistic images of minors in bondage, sexual assaults on infants, and sexual acts on the corpse of a minor."


"I must emphasize that this case is among the most disturbing and heinous series of acts that any law enforcement officer will ever encounter in their careers," Chief Louis J. Fusaro, Jr., of the Town of Gorton Police Department stated in the release. "It will stay with all of them and the victims for the rest of their lives."


David Sundberg, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation stated "Today's sentence will ensure that Mr. Tilton will not be able to inflict physical and emotional pain on our society's most vulnerable population. The horrific nature of these crimes serves as a constant reminder of why we as law enforcement and all residents of this county must do everything we can to protect our children at all times."