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Geauga County man sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for sharing videos of children being raped and sexually assaulted

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A Geauga County man was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for possessing videos of children being raped and sexually assaulted.

John S. Mobasseri, 40, of Novelty, was sentenced to 136 months in prison after previously being found guilty of distribution of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possession of child pornography.

“These are cases with real victims, children whose lives will be forever changed because adults assaulted and violated them,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. “We will continue to work to prosecute those who re-victimize these children by sharing and downloading these images.”

Mobasseri last year had two USB storage devices, 14 computer disks and a computer that contained images of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Mobasseri received and distributed images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct between 2009 and 2017, according to court documents.

The files include titles such as “10Yo Preteen Raped (Incest).mpeg” and images such as children being blindfolded and sexually assaulted, as well as children being bound and masked while being sexually assaulted, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S Attorney Michael A. Sullivan following an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations and the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Contact

Mike Tobin
216.622.3651
michael.tobin@usdoj.gov

Updated April 5, 2018

Topic
Project Safe Childhood