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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dayton Man Sentenced to 150 Months for Possessing Child Pornography While on Probation for Similar Conviction

DAYTON, Ohio – Jonathan Gray, 42, of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 150 months in prison for possession of child pornography after having previously been convicted of a crime of abusive sexual conduct involving a minor.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

According to court documents, in August 2013, while Gray was on probation, he possessed more than 1,360 images and more than 390 videos containing child pornography.

Gray pleaded guilty in May 2015 to one count of possessing child pornography after having previously been convicted of a crime of abusive sexual conduct involving a minor. He was charged by indictment in June 2014.

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 the FBI and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Alex R. Sistla, who is representing the United States in this case. 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 4, 2016