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Lorain man sentenced to eight years in prison for child pornography

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

James J. Paterson, 49, of Lorain, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Cleveland Office.

Paterson knowingly received, using any means and facility of interstate and foreign commerce, numerous computer files, which files contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and which files had been shipped and transported in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce. This took place between September 10, 2010, through on or about November 17, 2014. Paterson possessed two computers that contained child pornography on March 30, 2014, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Sullivan.  The case was investigated by the Elyria Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 15, 2016

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