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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 6, 2017

Huber Heights Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

DAYTON – Richard C. Webber, 54, of Huber Heights, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to serve 24 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for possession of child pornography.

 

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

 

Webber was charged on March 25, 2016 in a bill of information and pleaded guilty on May 9, 2016. According to court documents, Webber used “Peer-to-Peer” software and file-sharing programs and applications to obtain, download, view, possess with intent to distribute, share and transfer child pornography.

 

Webber possessed videos depicting child pornography on a shared file folder on his home desktop computer and various storage devices in his home in Huber Heights. Upon executing a search warrant, investigators discovered more than 1,200 pictures and 170 video files of child pornography, including those depicting prepubescent minors.

 

Webber’s sentence includes a requirement that he register as a sex offender anywhere that he lives, works or attends school. He was also ordered to pay restitution and forfeit various computers and computer media.

 

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 Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the FBI and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Hunt and First Assistant United States Attorney Vipal Patel, who represented the United States in this case.

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Updated February 8, 2017