Dayton man gets 20 years for online child porn

Eugene Roberts sentenced in Federal Court for internet child pornography. (Photo/Butler County Jail)
Eugene Roberts sentenced in Federal Court for internet child pornography. (Photo/Butler County Jail)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man will spend 20 years in prison for sharing child pornography on the internet.

Eugene Roberts, 59, was sentenced Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court.

Court documents reveal that Roberts sent about 170 emails with child porn attached to at 20 different people. Those 20 people typically sent more photos back to Roberts.

5,578 images were found on Roberts’ computer. Investigators also found 797 videos depicting bondage and bestiality.

Roberts was arrested in April. He pleaded guilty in July to distributing child pornography.

Project Safe Childhood assisted in bringing the case to trial. It is a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.

Visit Project Safe Childhood online for more information.

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