Man will plead guilty to child pornography charges
BY TERESA AUCH SCHULTZ firstname.lastname@example.org January 27, 2014 1:32PM
Christopher M. Bour and Natisha Hillard
Updated: January 27, 2014 7:28PM
A Gary man will plead guilty to pay a local woman to allow him to make child pornography with a baby, his attorney has indicated.
Christopher M. Bour, 38, wants to plead guilty without an agreement with federal attorneys to one count each of purchasing a child for pornography and possessing child pornography and three counts of producing child pornography, his lawyer, Matt Soliday, said in a motion filed in the U.S. District Court in Hammond.
A change of plea hearing has been set for Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.
Bour was arrested a year ago after an acquaintance told FBI agents that Bour had asked her if she wanted to watch him and record him sexually touching a child.
When agents searched Bour’s house, he admitted to possessing child pornography but denied ever sexually touching a child, according to court records.
However, agents found images of him having sex with a baby.
They later identified a woman seen in some of the pictures as Natisha Hillard, 25, of Gary.
She pleaded guilty last week, through an agreement with federal attorneys, to selling the child to Bour eight times; the child was 4 months old when the arrangement was first made in 2011.
She met Bour through a dating service.
Hillard said she was there all but one of the eight times; the last time, she said, Bour paid her extra to be alone with the child.
She also let him take pictures at least once of the genitalia of another child, about 3 to 5 years old, she admitted. One of Bour’s counts for producing child pornography pertains to that child.
Hillard had told the court during her change of plea hearing that she sold the children to Bour because she needed the money.