By Daniel Ingle –
Atticus J. Bernard, 22, of Barnstable, Massachusetts pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography.
U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled sentencing for Feb. 17, 2023. Bernard was arrested and indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2021. He has remained in federal custody.
In November 2019 and October 2020, Bernard sexually exploited two minor girls under the age of five-years-old and who were known to him.
Bernard documented the abuse and exploitation and possessed the child sexual abuse material on his cell phone.
A search of Bernard’s phone in January 2021 revealed numerous photos of Bernard exploiting the minor victims on the reported dates.