Craig A. Niles, 59, of Stafford, Connecticut, a foster father for 7 years, admitted that he repeatedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl placed in his home by a foster care agency and used a webcam to stream video of him abusing her to others. He also admitted to collecting child sexual abuse images of girls. According to the Hartford Courant, he admitted, “my attraction leaned toward females generally between the ages of 6 years old through 14 years old.”
Niles was caught in an undercover investigation where he used the screen name “KidsR4Sex”.
Niles is charged with first-degree sexual assault, promoting a minor in an obscene performance, employing a minor in an obscene performance, first-degree possession of child pornography, five counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, 20 counts of illicit sexual contact, and two counts of risk of injury to a minor. Judge Kenneth Shluger increased Niles’ bail to $750,000 from $500,000. “The charges are obviously significant,” Leaming said. “His exposure is roughly 600 years.”