A former San Diego counselor for autistic children was convicted Wednesday of 51 criminal counts for molesting youngsters and having them pose for pornographic photos that were posted on the Internet, according to a published report.
Paul Whitmore, 47, faces more than 400 years to life in prison when sentenced February 3, 2006.
Whitmore was involved in a huge international child porn ring in the United States and Europe. Investigators found more than 750,000 total images when they busted the ring.
The judge offered the jurors free counseling, commenting on the nature of the evidence they viewed during the month-long trial…