Kettering Attorney Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Child Pornography, Obscenity Crimes
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 05, 2010|
DAYTON—Marc Norman Greenberg, 33, of Centerville, was sentenced in United States District Court to 24 months in prison as punishment for 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 sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose.
While in prison, Greenberg will continue sex offender treatment. After his release, he will be under court supervision for five years. During that time, he must submit to random polygraph tests. He must also pay for the installation of keystroke monitoring software on any computer he owns. He will also be required to register as a sex offender anywhere he lives, works, or goes to school for 10 years after his release from prison.
Judge Rose modified Greenberg’s bond and restricted him to home confinement with the only exception to attend treatment until he surrenders to the Bureau of Prisons to begin serving his sentence at a date and time to be determined.
FBI agents arrested Greenberg at his Kettering law office in May 2009. Greenberg pleaded guilty on August 4, 2010 to one count of possession of child pornography and one count of transferring obscene material to minors. 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. At the time, Greenberg was a high school girls' basketball coach in Dayton.
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.
“A major obligation of law enforcement today is protecting our communities from online predators,” Stewart said. “I would like to commend the FBI agents who conducted the investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Guerrier, who prosecuted 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.