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Dayton man sentenced to 11 years in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse

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

DAYTON, Ohio – Jason Pollet, 48, of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 132 months in prison for distributing child pornography.


According to court documents, throughout 2020 and 2021, law enforcement agents and task force officers in the Southern District of Ohio conducted an online investigation to identify individuals using social media and messaging apps to commit child exploitation offenses.


Between November and December 2020, Pollet used Kik Messenger and Wickr – two internet-based messaging apps – to distribute more than 30 images and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct to an undercover law enforcement officer.


Pollet pleaded guilty in November 2021 to distributing child pornography.


Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; J. William Rivers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division; Dayton Police Chief Kamran Afzal and other members of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force announced the sentence imposed by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Thomas M. Rose. Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas A. Dingeldein represented the United States in this case.

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Updated March 8, 2022

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