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25-YEAR SENTENCE FOR MIAMI COUNTY MAN WHO PRODUCTED SEXUALLY EXPLICIT VIDEOS OF CHILDREN HE BABYSAT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
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DAYTON – Kevin Dwayne Todd, 42, of Ludlow Falls, Ohio was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 300 months in prison for producing sexually explicit videos of pre-pubescent children he babysat and offering online to trade the videos. Todd will be under court supervision for the rest of his life.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Kevin R. Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), William Hayes, acting special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Ohio and Michigan, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott, Miami County Sheriff Charles A. Cox, and Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black.  

 “Sexual exploitation of children by someone who has the responsibility of caring for them is a devastating crime,” U.S. Attorney Stewart said. “As a sex offender, he must now register with law enforcement anywhere he lives, works or goes to school once he gets out of prison.”

According to court documents, an undercover investigator with the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) responded to an ad Todd posted on the internet in November 2012 seeking people looking for “taboo.” Through a series of emails, Todd asked the undercover investigator to meet and trade videos and pictures of child pornography. They arranged a meeting and officers arrested Todd on November 24, 2012 when he showed up for the meeting. Investigators found DVDs and other storage media containing pornographic videos and photos in Todd’s car.

Forensic examination found that Todd had produced the videos of the females between August 2010 and November 2012 in the bathroom of his residence.

Todd has been held without bond since his arrest. He pleaded guilty on March 7, 2013 to one count of sexual exploitation of children.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the U.S. Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the cooperative investigation by the agencies involved, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheila Lafferty, who is representing the United States in this case. 

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