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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Former school IT manager sentenced to 11 years in prison for having child pornography

A Massillon man who worked as a school information technology manager was sentenced to 11 years in prison for possessing child pornography.

Andrew A. Shonk, 37, previously pleaded guilty to receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Shonk knowingly received numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between 2013 and 2018. Shonk also possessed two USB storage devices that contained child pornography, according to court documents.

Shonk worked as an IT manager at Rootstown and then Hudson schools during the time of his crimes, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol M. Skutnik following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, the Canton Police Department and the Jackson Township Police Department. 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated February 20, 2019