Kettering Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography
DAYTON –Matthew Jones, 44, of Kettering, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of producing child pornography.
Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Todd Wickerham, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Greene County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller, Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias H. Heck, Jr., Kettering Police Chief Christopher N. Protsman, Xenia Police Chief Donald R. Person and members of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force announced the plea entered into yesterday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.
According to court documents, in 2003 and in 2009, Jones sexually abused two, three-year-old girls and created hundreds of images of the abuse.
Jones also used computer file sharing programs to receive, possess and view images and videos of the sexual abuse of toddlers and young children.
Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury in January 2018.
Jones’ plea in federal court was the first part of a global resolution of charges involving the federal court, the Greene County Common Pleas Court and the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. The global plea means Jones also accepts responsibility for one count of rape of a person under age 13 in Greene County and the same charge in Montgomery County, as well as two counts of sexual battery and one count of gross sexual imposition in Montgomery County.
As part of this global resolution, the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office will recommend Jones receive 15 years up to life in prison for the Greene County offense. The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office will recommend Jones receive 20 years up to life in prison for the Montgomery County offenses. Also as part of the resolution, Jones will serve his sentences concurrently with each other.
Each federal count of producing child pornography is punishable by 15 to 30 years in prison.
U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the FBI, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Kettering and Xenia police departments, as well as Assistant United States Attorneys Amy M. Smith and Dominick S. Gerace, who are prosecuting the case.
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