SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A New Carlisle man is sentenced for producing and distributing images of child rape.
James Edward Risner III, 34, was sentenced to 40 years in federal court for production and distribution of child pornography. He was also sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on related child rape charges in Clark County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning.
Risner engaged in various sexual activities on multiple occasions with a 7-year-old female who was in his care, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Risner photographed the sexual activities, ultimately creating nearly 70 digital pornographic photographs, and posted them online to at least one website, it said.
Risner pleaded guilty on September 8 to one count of production and one count of distribution.
As part of his plea agreement, Risner will serve his local sentence concurrently with his federal one. He was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release.