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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cincinnati Man Sentenced To 222 Months For Receiving Child Pornography


CINCINNATI – Christopher Blain, 38, of Cincinnati, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 222 months in prison for receiving child pornography.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Marlon V. Miller, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and Mark Porter, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, announced the sentence handed down yesterday by U.S. District Chief Judge Susan J. Dlott.

According to court documents, investigators discovered Blain had received 825 child pornography images to one of his email addresses, which incorporated the username KDDYLVR. Blain told investigators he created the email account in 2007. Analysis of the account confirmed that between May 8, 2013 and June 14, 2013, Blain received numerous images and/or videos depicting child pornography from other individuals. The images or videos depict prepubescent minors engaged in various sexual acts and are considered sadistic.

Blain pleaded guilty on June 2, 2014 to receipt of child pornography. He has been in custody since October 2013.

This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorney's Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children as well as to identify and rescue victims.

U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the cooperative investigation by Homeland Security and the Secret Service, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Christy Muncy, who represented the United States in this case. 

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