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Man indicted on multiple child porn charges, court documents say

Bryan Mendivil was indicted Monday on several child pornography charges, according to Warren...
Bryan Mendivil was indicted Monday on several child pornography charges, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.(Warren County Jail)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 4:03 PM EDT
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WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - A Lebanon man was indicted on multiple child pornography charges Monday.

Bryan Mendivil had child porn on his phone and computer, and distributed the porn through applications like “Kik,” “Mega,” and “Wickr”, according to a report from Lebanon police.

Police say Mendivil uploaded 16 items of child porn between Jan. 6 to Jan. 14 on Kik under the username “pedunderground” which were then reported by the app to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Investigators were able to track down one of Mendivil’s IP addresses and which led them to his home address on Franklin Road in Lebanon.

Police conducted surveillance until they executed a search warrant at his home on May 10.

According to the police report, they found 2,724 items in the album labeled “hidden” on Mendivil’s phone. It contained images of animated pornography, photos, and videos of minors engaging in sexual acts and poses, the report reads.

Investigators say that Mendivil admitted that he had child porn on his phone and computer and was taken into custody.

The report says that while being interviewed by investigators, Mendivil said, “It’s funny when I first started seeing it, I had that thought that this was going to end poorly.”

Investigators say that Mendivil started using Kik to start talking to people about seeing “regular porn,” but after he was on the application for a while, he found a chat called “No limits.” In this chat, people would share child porn.

Mendivil created at least two accounts because his accounts kept getting deactivated.

According to the report, he deleted that application in March and downloaded another called “Wickr.” He used the app to share the files because the files ”are supposed to be more secure with end-to-end encryption,” the report reads. He also used “Mega,” a file-sharing app similar to Dropbox, on his computer.

When asked if investigators would find any other related content, he reportedly told them that there might be some “bestiality and cartoon porn.”

Mendivil told investigators that he denied creating any child porn or abused any children, the report said.

Police say he admitted that he had been viewing and saving child porn since November 2020.

Court documents say Mendivil was indicted on 20 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor or impaired person.

He was released on his own recognizance.

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