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Dublin man sentenced to 20 years in prison for producing & possessing child pornography

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

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Dublin, Ohio, man was sentenced in U.S. District Court here to 240 months in prison for sexually exploiting two minors and possessing child pornography of at least three more.


Timothy W. Wright, 50, was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release following his term of incarceration.


Wright installed a hidden camera in the bathroom of his home, using that hidden camera to record and produce pornographic content of two minors. To save videos or images of the minors from the hidden camera to his phone, Wright would record the video feed live as it was happening and save the images and photos to his phone. Investigators discovered approximately 27 videos and 152 images from the hidden camera of the minor victims on Wright’s phone.


In addition, Wright admitted he paid three additional minor victims at least $300 on numerous occasions in exchange for those minors lying nude on Wright’s bed while Wright engaged in sex acts or acts of masturbation with the minors. The defendant also paid money for nude images and videos from these three minors, media content that was also recovered on Wright’s phone.


“Exploiting minors does irreparable harm to the victims and their families,” said U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Parker. “Wright’s abuse was especially perverse, and children in Central Ohio are safer with him incarcerated for 20 years.”


Wright was arrested in September 2021 and pleaded guilty in June 2022 to producing and possessing child pornography.


U.S. Attorney Parker announced the sentence imposed on Dec. 9 by Chief U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley. Assistant United States Attorney Emily Czerniejewski is representing the United States in this case.


The case was primarily investigated by Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance and cooperation of the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, which operates under Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, and, Columbus Division of Police, Dublin Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Unit, Delaware County Drug Task Force, and the United States Marshals Service.


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Updated December 12, 2022

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