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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Man Convicted of Distrubuting Child Pornography Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison

DAYTON – Demian Pina, 35, of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to 210 months in prison for distributing child pornography in 2012 while he was under federal investigation for sharing child pornography dating back to 2010.

Benjamin C. Glassman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Field Division, and members of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose.

A jury convicted Pina following a four-day trial in June 2015 of five counts of distribution of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. Testimony and evidence presented by the government during the trial showed that Pina was making child pornography images and videos available through a peer-to-peer file sharing program. Many of the images and video files depicted graphic child sex abuse.

“The victims in these matters are children, who lack the ability, power and strength to protect themselves from harm,” Acting U.S. Attorney Glassman said. “They are often abused by people they trust the most: a parent, a family member, a trusted friend. People who distribute child pornography ensure their abuse lives on by trading the images of the worst moments of their young lives.”

Law enforcement began investigating Pina in 2010, searched his home and seized computer items in 2011. While that investigation was underway, Pina bought more computers and continued distributing child pornography.

After he completes his prison sentence, Pina will be under court supervision for 20 years. During that time, he will be required to register as a sex offender anywhere he lives, works or goes to school.

Agents arrested Pina after a grand jury indicted him in February 2014. He has been in custody since his arrest.

Acting U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the FBI and agencies in the Ohio ICAC, as well as Assistant United States Attorneys Christy Muncy and Alex R. Sistla, who represented the United States.

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Updated September 2, 2016