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Blanchester man sentenced to prison for producing child pornography

Stewart Kidwell (Photo: Butler County Jail) Stewart Kidwell (Photo: Butler County Jail)

A Blanchester,Ohio man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to prison for production of child pornography.

Stewart M. Kidwell, 37, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

According to court documents, the Cincinnati Police Department received a report from a citizen concerned by Kidwell's statements on social media.

Officials say Agents with the Greater Cincinnati Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force communicated with Kidwell undercover.  During communication, Kidwell told task force officers he was into "young taboo" and sent several pornographic images of a pre-pubescent girl.

An investigation revealed a posting on Kidwell's public Facebook page with a link to an incest web site with a message that he was "willing to share," court document said.

According to a release, while executing a search warrant, Kidwell agreed to speak with law enforcement officials and admitted to taking the child pornographic photos he sent to the undercover cop. He identified the female depicted in the photos as a family member, who was less than 6-years-old at the time the photos were taken.

Kidwell pleaded guilty on Aug. 18 of last year to production of child pornography.  He also was sentenced to lifetime supervised release.

Agencies from the Amberley Village Police Department, Blue Ash Police Department, Cincinnati Police Department, FBI, Homeland Security, Investigations, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals, West Chester Police Department and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters and Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil all participated in the task force.

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