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'Brian Kil' suspect pleads guilty to 41 counts

Buster Hernandez will be sentenced in May.
Court sketch of Buster Hernandez. (Tina Hansford)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The suspect in the "Brian Kil" case that terrorized Plainfield in late 2015 and early 2016 has pleaded guilty.

The court accepted a guilty plea on 41 charges against Buster Hernandez including Production of Child Pornography, Coercion and Enticement of a Minor and Threats to Kill, Kidnap and Injure among others.

Hernandez's trial had been set for February 10.

In addition to his Plainfield victim, there were several others including four from Indiana.

Investigators said Hernandez targeted his victims over a five-year period from 2012 through August 3, 2017.

Hernandez allegedly went by the name "Brian Kil" or any of 14 other online aliases when he tried to obtain sexually explicit photographs from his young victims. If he didn't get them, he threatened violence.

Hernandez could spend the rest of his life in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for May 21.