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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 24, 2014

Delaware, Ohio Man Sentenced To 180 Months For Production Of Child Pornography


COLUMBUS, OHIO – Jeremy L. Wallace, 38, of Delaware, Ohio was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 180 months in prison and lifetime supervised release for producing child pornography.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and Christopher White, Assistant Inspector in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Court Judge Algenon L. Marbley.

According to court documents, Wallace caused the creation of videos and images of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Between August and September 2013, Wallace met a minor female on a social networking site and communicated with her via KIK messenger and Skype. He coerced the victim to send him numerous images and videos of her engaged in sexually explicit activity.

Investigators discovered hundreds of child pornography files and online sexual communications on Wallace’s computer.

“The forensic analysis of the defendant’s computer revealed that the defendant’s communications progressed to outright coercion and manipulation,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Hill told the court. “The defendant consistently urged the victim to engage in sexually explicit acts, directed her to engage in specific acts and made promises or threats of what he would do if she did or did not comply with his directions.”

Wallace pleaded guilty on January 29 to one count of production of child pornography. Wallace has been in custody since his arrest.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the U.S. Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the investigation by the USPIS, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Heather Hill, who is representing the United States in this case. 

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Updated July 23, 2015