Casa Grande man sentenced to 17 years for possessing sexually explicit images of children

(Florence, AZ) - A Casa Grande man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for possessing sexually explicit images of children.

On February 6th, 2023, Pinal County Superior Court Judge Steven Fuller sentenced Theodore Hildebrandt, 47, to 17 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections, followed by lifetime probation.

Hildebrandt pled guilty to one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, a Class Two Felony and Dangerous Crime Against Children, and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in the Second Degree, a Class Three Felony and Preparatory Dangerous Crime Against Children.

This case was investigated by the Casa Grande Police Department and Department of Homeland Security Investigations personnel. In August 2021, a search warrant was served on Hildebrandt’s home and several electronic devices were collected. Upon analyzing the devices, investigators located sexually explicit images of children.