Urbana man sentenced to 13 years in prison on child pornography charges

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An Urbana man was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 13 years in prison for creating and distributing child pornography.

Between October and November of 2016, 31-year-old Adam J. Moffitt posted in website chatrooms specifically dedicated to discussing and disseminating images of child pornography and abuse.

At least three separate times, he posted links that led to such images. Two of those links led to images Moffitt had created of the sexual abuse of a female infant.

While executing a search warrant of his house in November of 2016, investigators found over 600 images of child pornography on his computer. He pleaded guilty in June of 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 Steve Francis, Special Agent in Charge with Homeland Security Investigations. “As today’s sentence clearly demonstrates, these are serious crimes with serious consequences.”

Moffitt was also sentenced to remain under court supervision for the rest of his life.

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