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December 9, 2015

Newark Man Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography

COLUMBUS, OH—Marion M. Kimball, 51, of Newark, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 144 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for receiving child pornography.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Field Division, announced the sentence handed down today by Senior U.S. District Judge George C. Smith.

According to court documents, investigators executed a search warrant at Kimball’s home in February 2015 after undercover agents observed child pornography files being shared via peer-to-peer file-sharing programs at an IP address registered to the home. The titles of the files indicate the pornography involved children ages seven years old to 10 years old.

In total, investigators discovered more than 11,000 images and 230 videos of child pornography.

Kimball pleaded guilty on July 31, 2015 to one count of receiving child pornography.

This case is being 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.

U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the cooperative investigation by the FBI Columbus Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes officers from the Westerville, Reynoldsburg and Powell Police Departments as well as Assistant United States Attorney Jessica H. Kim, who is representing the United States in this case.

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