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Northern District of Ohio

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Canton Man Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison For Producing Child Pornography

A Canton man was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for producing child pornography, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Anthony Ortiz, age 24, of Canton, Ohio, was sentenced to 327 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko.

From on or about December 1, 2010, through on or about October 1, 2011, Ortiz knowingly permitted a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct and such visual depiction was produced using materials that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in interstate or foreign commerce, according to court documents.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Sullivan following an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations

Updated March 12, 2015