West Chester Man Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 26, 2014|
CINCINNATI—Christopher A. McGlown Jr., 27, of West Chester, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 60 months in prison for distributing child pornography through a peer to peer file sharing program.
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); Erik Niehaus, Chief, West Chester Police Department; and other agencies in the Greater Cincinnati Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force announced the sentence handed down yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott.
McGlown pleaded guilty on November 20, 2012, to one count of distribution of child pornography. According to court documents, an FBI agent patrolling the Internet in August 2012 downloaded two images and six videos containing child pornography from an IP address determined to be assigned to McGlown. Agents searched McGlown’s house in November 2012 and found file sharing software running on a laptop computer in McGlown’s bedroom. The system showed that the application had been actively running for approximately eight hours.
Further investigation confirmed that McGlown had a collection of more than 600 images of child pornography. His collection included numerous images or video files depicting children younger than 12 years old engaging in various sex acts, including acts considered sadistic or violent.
McGlown was also sentenced to 20 years of court supervision following his prison sentence. While under court supervision, McGlown must register as a sex offender anywhere that he lives, works or goes to school.
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 the FBI and the Greater Cincinnati ICAC Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Muncy, who prosecuted 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.