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Northern District of Ohio

Friday, May 12, 2017

Lima man sentenced to 15 years in prison for having nearly 38,000 images of the sexual exploitation of children


A Lima man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for receiving and distributing material involving the sexual exploitation of children, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

Richard Hack, 28, had nearly 38,000 images of child pornography, including 477 videos. He distributed the child pornography to others between 2011 and 2015 and solicited live sex shows involving children, according to court documents.

Hack was also ordered to pay $66,400 in restitution.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Ballard Tangeman following an investigation by the FBI.      

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Updated May 12, 2017