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Southern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Urbana Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Making and Sharing Child Porn

DAYTON – Adam J. Moffitt, 31, of Urbana, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 156 months in prison for creating and distributing pictures of the sexual abuse of a female infant. He was also sentenced to remain under court supervision for the rest of his life.  

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Steve Francis, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), announced the sentence handed down yesterday by U.S. District Judge Walter H Rice.

According to court documents, between October and November 2016, Moffitt logged onto a website and posted in chatrooms dedicated to the discussion and dissemination of child pornography and abuse. On at least three occasions, Moffitt posted internet links that, when clicked, led to images of child pornography. Two of those links led to images Moffitt had created of the sexual abuse of a prepubescent female.

While executing a search warrant at Moffitt’s house in November 2016, investigators found more than 600 images of child pornography on his computer. Moffitt pleaded guilty in June 2018 to distributing child pornography.

“The fact that an undercover officer in New Zealand, who was patrolling the internet, found the images Moffitt posted underscores the global danger of child exploitation,” U.S. Attorney Glassman said. “Distributing such disturbing images all but ensures that the child will continue to be victimized long after this case is concluded.”

"HSI will continue to aggressively target predators who share child pornography online; sharing furthers the motivation of those who are producing this repulsive material,” said Francis. “As today's sentence clearly demonstrates, these are serious crimes with serious consequences."

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by HSI, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Dominick S. Gerace, who is representing the United States in this case. 

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jennnifer.thornton@usdoj.gov
Updated April 17, 2019