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Man sentenced to 12 years for purchasing “sadistic” images of child porn


This news story was published on January 8, 2014.
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CINCINNATI – Paul G. Fox, 48, of Franklin, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court this week to 144 months in prison for possession of more than 600 images of child pornography depicting children under 12 years old in sadistic and masochistic conduct.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and Marlon Miller, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and members of the Greater Cincinnati Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) announced the sentence handed down today by Senior U.S. District Judge Sandra S. Beckwith.

Fox pleaded guilty on April 24, 2013, to one count of receipt of child pornography. According to court documents, HSI received a child exploitation referral from the Queensland Police in Australia regarding images posted on a Russian image board indicating the exchange of images of child exploitation, with information pointing to Fox.

HSI and Franklin Police obtained a search warrant for Fox’s house on January 9, 2013, where they seized computer storage media and a computer. A forensic analysis of the computer by the Secret Service showed that Fox knowingly received multiple images and videos depicting violence or sadistic conduct. Fox possessed more than 600 images. Fox was arrested January 11, 2013, and has been in custody since his arrest.

After he completes his prison term, Fox will be under court supervision for the rest of his life. Under federal law, he must register as a sex offender anywhere he lives, works, or goes to school.

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