Man pleads guilty to 10 counts of sex acts involving children

Clermont County man pleads guilty to child sex charges

BATAVIA, Ohio (FOX19) - A man arrested on child rape and porn charges pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sexual acts involving children in court on Wednesday.

Joseph Lee Suder, 36, faced 51 counts.

In Aug. 2019, Suder, 36, was arrested for raping a 7-year-old child and taking sexually explicit pictures of the victim and two other children, 5 and 8, at Oakwood Apartments on Brooklyn Avenue, Milford police said.

When the judge asked Suder if he did it, Suder replied: “Yes, your honor.”

A friend of Suder, 25-year-old William Bustillos III, was also arrested on charges of rape, gross sexual imposition, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, court records show.

Lockland police describe the case as the worst they’ve ever seen. They say they found pornographic images, including child bestiality, on their phones during rape investigations in Clermont and Hamilton counties.

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According to his arrest paperwork, Bustillos “confessed in a recorded interview to photographing the minor, aged 5, for sexual gratification."

The offense is alleged to have occurred Dec. 1, 2018, at Bustillos’ apartment on Williams Street in Lockland.

Lockland police said Suder supplied the boy to Bustillos.

William Bustillos III
William Bustillos III (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

“I’ve seen bad before but this was the absolute worst I’ve ever seen. I hardly slept last night because of it,” Lockland Police Sgt. Chris Lind said.

"His apartment was basically set up as a sex room. His bedroom included a bed with nets to mount cameras to record sex acts and a little satanic ritual set up with cameras satanic totems. He had dildos in the showers and these pictures of these kids in the shower with the dildos.

Between all of the photos recovered from both men’s phones, police are not sure how many victims may be out there.

Bustillos is held at the Hamilton County Jail in lieu of a $3 million bond.

Sentencing for Suder is scheduled on March 27 at 9 a.m.

Prosecutors are asking for a maximum sentence of 84 years in prison.

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