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20-YEAR SENTENCE FOR XENIA MAN WHO DISTRIBUTED CHILD PORN

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
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DAYTON – Brian Rohrback, 29, of Xenia, Ohio was sentenced to 240 months in prison and will be under court supervision for the rest of his life for coercing teenage boys and for sharing pornographic images and videos through a file-sharing site on the internet.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Kevin R. Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Xenia Police Chief Donald R. Person announced the sentence imposed October 31 by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black.   

“Rohrback’s conduct involved the coercion and enticement of young men to participate in illegal sexual activities,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Muncy wrote in a document filed with the court before the sentencing. “In addition, Rohrback was found to be distributing child pornography through the use of his computer. The combined total of images and/or videos of child pornography found to be in Rohrback’s possession was 4,005.”

Undercover FBI agents patrolling the internet for those possessing and sharing child pornography identified Rohrback as a user of a particular file-sharing program. Further investigation led to Rohrback’s arrest on October 24, 2012 and subsequent indictment. Rohrback pleaded guilty on February 14, 2013 to one count of coercion and enticement and one count of distribution of child pornography.

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 investigation by FBI agents in Ohio, Florida and Texas, the Xenia Police Department, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Muncy, who prosecuted the case.

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