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New Carlisle Man Sentenced for Producing, Distributing Images of Child Rape

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

DAYTON, OHIO – James Edward Risner, III, 34, of New Carlisle, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 480 months in prison for production and distribution 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 Field Division, Clark County Sheriff Gene A. Kelly and Clark County Prosecutor D. Andrew Wilson announced the sentence handed down yesterday by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black.


According to the statement of facts in this case, Risner engaged in various sexual activities on multiple occasions with a 7-year-old female who was in his care. Risner photographed the sexual activities, ultimately creating nearly 70 digital pornographic photographs, and posted them online to at least one website.


Risner pleaded guilty on September 8 to one count of production and one count of distribution.


Risner was sentenced this morning to 15 years to life in prison on related child rape charges in Clark County Common Pleas Court. As part of his plea agreement, Risner will serve his local sentence concurrently with his federal one. He was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release.


“Actions like Risner’s extensive manipulation of this child victim result in lifelong and devastating physical, psychological, and emotional suffering,” U.S. Attorney Glassman said.


U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and FBI, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Dwight K. Keller and Special Assistant United States Attorney Amy M. Smith who are representing the United States in this case. 

Updated November 18, 2016

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