Madeira Man Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of Producing Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 04, 2014|
CINCINNATI—Timothy Lawrence Andriot, 39, of Madeira, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of production of child pornography. Under terms of the plea agreement, Andriot will spend 25 years in prison.
Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Kevin Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office (FBI); the Regional Electronics Computer Investigations (RECI) in Sheriff Jim Neil’s Office; Madeira Police Chief Frank Maupin; and other agencies in the Greater Cincinnati Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force announced the plea entered today before Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott.
According to court documents, Madeira Police and the Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services were investigating allegations that Andriot had sexually abused two minors in June 2013. Forensic examination by RECI of Andriot’s computers recovered images that Andriot had created of him sexually abusing two minor children.
Andriot was arrested on a criminal complaint on November 13, 2013. He has been in custody since his arrest and will remain in custody until sentencing.
The plea agreement also recommends that Andriot be placed under court supervision for the rest of his life. However, the court may reconsider the length of supervised release after Andriot has been under court supervision for at least 10 years following his release from prison. While under court supervision, Andriot must register as a sex offender anywhere that he lives, works, or goes to school. Judge Dlott will review the terms of the plea agreement and set a date for sentencing.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.
Stewart commended the investigation by Madeira police detectives and investigators with the Greater Cincinnati ICAC, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Muncy, who is prosecuting the case.
Agencies participating in the Greater Cincinnati ICAC include the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Secret Service, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil, and the police departments in Amberley Village, Blue Ash, Cincinnati, and West Chester.
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