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Third Defendant Pleads Guilty Locally as Result of National Child Exploitation Investigation

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

DAYTON – As the result of a national FBI investigation, Andrew Demma, 38, of Dayton, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors.


Two other defendants have also pleaded guilty after the national investigation. James Gaver, 71, of Kettering, Ohio, and Robert Phelps, 49, of Jackson Center, Ohio each pleaded guilty in April in separate cases to the same charge of possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors.


Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Field Office, announced the pleas entered into before U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.


According to the Statement of Facts that Demma agreed to, investigators discovered more than 600 images and videos of child pornography while executing a search warrant on August 11, 2015 at Demma’s residence.


Possession of child pornography carries a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.


U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the FBI and Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Hunt who is representing the United States in this case.


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Updated June 7, 2017

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