Northern Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Coercion and Enticement of a Minor and Transportation of a Minor Across State Lines for Sexual Activity
John P. Comer, 52, of Euclid, Ohio, was sentenced on August 19, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Gaughan to more than 12 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release after Comer pleaded guilty to receipt and distribution of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possession of child pornography.
According to court documents, on September 30, 2021, federal law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at an address in Euclid associated with Comer after authorities became aware of his involvement in the receipt and distribution of child pornography, including a digital folder labeled “CP video Brutal.”
During the execution of the warrant, authorities seized multiple electronic devices belonging to Comer, including two computers and a cell phone containing child pornography. An onsite forensic preview of Comer’s cell phone revealed that it contained images of minors engaged in sexual conduct.
In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Gaughan ordered Comer to pay $3,000 in restitution and a $10,000 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) assessment.
This case was investigated by the Cleveland FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Sullivan.