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Kettering Attorney Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography, Obscenity Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office August 04, 2010
  • Southern District of Ohio (937) 225-2910

DAYTON, OH—Marc Norman Greenberg, 33, Centerville, pled guilty in United States District Court to possessing child pornography and transmitting obscene materials over the Internet.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Keith L. Bennett, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced the plea entered today before U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose.

Greenberg pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and one count of transferring obscene material to minors. Each count is punishable by up to 10 years' imprisonment. Possession of child pornography also carries a minimum of five years of supervised release after any prison time is served. Transferring obscene material to minors is punishable by up to three years of supervised release after any prison time is served.

According to court documents, Greenberg contacted three separate undercover law enforcement officers posing as 12- and 13-year-old girls on the Internet between January 26, 2009 and April 29, 2009. During this period, Greenberg entered various chat rooms that were geared toward meeting minor girls and identified himself as an 18-year-old male resident of Ohio, a 25-year-old male from Indianapolis, Indiana, and a 31-year-old male from Pennsylvania. A series of sexually explicit conversations took place between the undercover agents and Greenburg during which he used his computer's webcam to stream obscene video and pictures.

A forensic analysis of Greenberg’s computers revealed approximately 16 images containing visual depictions of actual children under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Stewart commended the FBI agents who conducted the investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Guerrier, who is prosecuting the case. Stewart also acknowledged the cooperation of the Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Kettering Police Department for their assistance in the investigation, and the assistance of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the New York State Police, and the FBI Detroit Division.