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Man pleads guilty to having 13,000 images and 6,000 videos of child porn

Michael Bohannon (Source: United States Marshall Service) Michael Bohannon (Source: United States Marshall Service)

A Cincinnati man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court after investigators found over 13,000 images and 6,000 videos of child pornography on his computer.

Michael Lewis Bohannon, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

According to a statement of facts filed with the guilty pleas, an investigator with the Sheriff's Regional Electronics and Computer Investigations (RECI) task force was patrolling the Internet in December 2010 and connected with Bohannon through a peer-to-peer file sharing service, locating 41 files of likely child pornography and comparing them with a list of known child pornography files maintained in a database by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for Bohannon's home in January 2011 and seized a computer. Forensic examination of the computer uncovered more than 13,000 images and 6,000 videos of child pornography. Agents arrested Bohannon. He has been in custody since his arrest.

Bohannon was previously convicted of possession of child pornography in 2005 and served 40 months in prison. Because of his prior conviction, he faces at least 15 years in prison. The plea agreement contains a recommended sentence of 210 months in prison.  

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