MIAMISBURG MAN SENTENCED TO 24 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, 2011
Public Affairs Officer
DAYTON – Michael Devoe, 63, of Miamisburg, was sentenced in United States District Court here today to 24 months imprisonment for possession of child pornography.
Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Brian Moscowitz, Special Agent in Charge, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak, announced the sentence handed down today by United States District Judge Timothy S. Black.
Devoe pleaded guilty to the possession charge on March 24, 2011. According to the statement of facts filed in court, Devoe admitted to possessing in excess of 600 images of children under age 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct, having downloaded the images from the internet and storing them on his computer and other electronic media.
Devoe must register as a sex offender and serve 5 years on supervised release upon his release from prison.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from 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. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.
Stewart commended the investigation of this case by ICE agents and Miamisburg Police detectives, and Assistant U.S. Attorney, Brent Tabacchi, who prosecuted the case.