Jun 28, 2016 2:42 PM

Hudson teen found with child sex abuse images must register as sex offender

NASHUA - A Hudson teen sentenced for possessing child pornography says he didn't know it was against the law.

According to The Telegraph of Nashua, a Superior Court judge said Louis Pilat, 19, must attend sex-offender counseling, register as a sex offender and avoid any unsupervised contact with children under age 16. He will be on probation for three years.

The conditions were part of a plea agreement reached with prosecutors that will keep Pilat our of prison provided he complies with the terms. If he does not, a suspended two-to-four year sentence could be implemented.

Pilat was arrested in June of last year after Hudson police received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that several images depicting the sexual abuse of children had been downloaded on a computer that was traced to Pilat's home.

Pilat admitted to police he had downloaded the images but did not know they were illegal.

According to the prosecutor, Pilat's guilty plea to a felony is “significant ... for someone his age.”

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