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Prosecutor breaks silence amid son's child porn charges

Court documents state Gmoser, 35, and four other men were indicted on Oct. 9. for operating a child exploitation enterprise between May 2012 and October of this year (Photo: Campbell Co. Jail) Court documents state Gmoser, 35, and four other men were indicted on Oct. 9. for operating a child exploitation enterprise between May 2012 and October of this year (Photo: Campbell Co. Jail)
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County prosecutor breaks his silence after learning his son is indicted on Federal child porn charges.
 
Court documents state Jason Gmoser, 35, and four other men were indicted on Oct. 9. for operating a child exploitation enterprise between May 2012 and October of this year.
 
Gmoser appeared in Cincinnati's U.S. District Court on Friday arraigned on charges of child exploitation, conspiracy to advertise child pornography and conspiracy to distribute child pornography.
 
Butler County prosecutor Mike Gmoser says Jason was adopted when he was less than a year old.
 
Gmoser says over the years, his son has gone to multiple psychologists, and they all say Jason has a difficult time bonding with others.
 
A protection order was filed against Gmoser in 2010 by Jamie Pickett, of Hamilton, alleging Gmoser followed her child around and repeatedly called the home demanding to see the child. In protection order documents, Pickett also alleged Gmoser admitted to her that he molested her child but no formal charges were filed against Gmoser.
 
"He has just caused so much problems with my family. My son has been hospitalized with depression. His self-esteem has gone down and he's just not the same kid as he was before all of that happened," said Jamie Pickett.
 
She said Gmoser was initially a family friend, but the issues five years ago led her to move with her family to Colorado.
 
"I've even taken my son to psychologists and I don't even know what allegedly transpired. As a mother that's really horrible not to know," said Pickett.
 
Mike Gmoser says these claims are inaccurate and blown out of proportion. He says law enforcement was contacted but couldn't find anything that pointed to those actions. Even a forensics expert couldn't substantiate the abuse.
 
In 2010, Mike Gmoser took his son to a treatment center in Texas for depression and bi-polar disorder. In the months that followed, Mike Gmoser
says his son was better, not delusional, and grew up a little bit.
 
Mike Gmoser says unfortunately, Jason's struggles continued.
 
Gmoser says as difficult as this news is, he's not trying to set up a defense for his son.
 
He says his office "never gives an inch" when they prosecute cases that involve victims that are children. Gmoser adds this will not diminish the
way his office does its business.
 
Gmoser is being held at the Campbell County Jail with a detention hearing set for Tuesday at 1:30.
 
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