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

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Local man sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing toddlers while registered as a sex offender

DAYTON – A Dayton registered sex offender was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 720 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for producing child pornography through the sexual abuse of two toddlers.

 

Tyler Ulm, 25, created child pornography by sexually abusing a 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy over the course of a year. He abused the two-year-old on at least five occasions at various locations in the Dayton area and the three-year-old at least twice at Ulm’s Dayton residence.

 

Ulm produced at least seven videos and 58 pictures of the sexual abuse.

 

“Ulm raped a 2 year old on five occasions and a 3 year old on two occasions,” said U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers. “Even worse, he recorded the assaults with his phone and then freely distributed videos and images of the acts of torture. Every day he spends in prison is a safer day for our children.”

 

The defendant pleaded guilty on Oct. 28, 2019.

 

The plea was a global resolution that also involved state charges arising out of Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

 

Federally, Ulm pleaded guilty to two counts of producing and one count of distributing child pornography, as well as committing a felony offense involving a minor while being required to register as a sex offender. He also accepted responsibility for his state charges, including two counts of rape of a person under 10 years of age, two counts of rape of a person under 10 years of age by force and two counts of gross sexual imposition of a person under 13 years of age.

 

David M. DeVillers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Chris Hoffman, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division; Dayton Police Chief Richard S. Biehl; and Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias H. Heck, Jr. announced the sentence imposed today by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

 

Assistant Deputy Criminal Chief Laura I. Clemmens is representing the United States in the federal case and Montgomery County Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Kelly D. Madzey and Jonathan W. Sauline are handling the state charges.

 

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jennifer.thornton@usdoj.gov
Updated February 24, 2020