Feds: Man printed child porn at public library

Feds: Man printed child porn at public library

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Federal officials charged two men from Greater Cincinnati with child porn offenses Wednesday -- one of whom they say printed images at a public library.

Jerry Wilkinson, 42, of Amelia, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to receiving and distributing child pornography through a peer-to-peer file-sharing Internet application. In the plea agreement, Wilkinson acknowledges viewing, downloading and trading child porn over the past 10 years.

Officials say he possessed more than 500 videos and 8,000 images of child porn. He printed images at a public library from his thumb drives.

In a separate investigation, Brandon Spicer, 42, of Franklin, pleaded guilty in the same court to receiving child porn.

Documents say Spicer was identified in a nationwide investigation into a highly encrypted website called "Playpen."

Agents found more than 600 images on Spicer's computer and cellphone depicting children under 12 years old being sexually assaulted and abused by adult men. Officials say users of the child porn site had to take several steps to register and receive content -- some involving bondage and violent images.

Child pornography is a federal crime carrying a sentence of at least five and up to 20 years in prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The men will be sentenced in the Southern District of Ohio after further investigation.

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