Urbana jury finds Ohio man guilty of child exploitation charges

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URBANA - The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that an Ohio man has been convicted by a federal jury in Urbana of multiple child exploitation and pornography charges.

According to a news release from United States Attorney James Lewis, Jason Gmoser, 36, was found guilty of one count of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, one count of conspiracy to advertise child pornography, and one count of conspiracy to distribute child pornography.  Lewis adds that Gmoser will be sentenced on June 13, 2016, and that the jury deliberated for about one hour before returning the verdict.

Authorities say Gmoser was arrested on October 16, 2014 following a court-authorized search of his home in Hamilton, Ohio.  According to the release from James Lewis, a forensic examination of computers and devices seized revealed that Gmoser was in possession of millions of images and thousands of videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children.

Officials say this case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.  For more information, click here.

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