Troy Man Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation
DAYTON, OH—Jack A. Manning, 61, of Troy, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to producing child pornography and attempting to produce 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, and Troy Police Chief Charles Phelps announced the plea entered into yesterday before U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black.
In February 2014, the defendant knowingly coerced a child under the age of 10 to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of taking pictures of such conduct. According to court documents, “they were taken to gratify his own sexual desires.” In the same month, the defendant attempted to obtain a video of two minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Manning was arrested on October 3, 2014 and has been in custody since.
The parties involved in Manning’s case have agreed to a 25-year binding prison sentence, pending U.S. District Judge approval.
Manning is scheduled for sentencing on September 14, 2015 before U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black.
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/.
U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the investigation of this case by the FBI and Troy Police Department, and Assistant United States Attorneys Kyle Healey and Vipal Patel, who are prosecuting the case.