Youngstown Man Sentenced to More Than 27 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Charges and Sexual Exploitation of Children

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CLEVELAND – Jason S. Huffman, 50, of Youngstown, Ohio, was sentenced on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, to more than 27 years in prison, or 328 months, and was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko.  The sentence was pronounced after Huffman pleaded guilty to a five-count indictment in April 2022, charging him with transportation of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexual conduct, possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of children.

According to court documents and courtroom proceedings, from April 2015 to December 2020, Huffman uploaded images of child pornography to a cloud storage account, prompting numerous cyber-tips to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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According to court records, law enforcement authorities executed a search warrant at Huffman’s residence in February 2021 and, during the search, found images of child pornography on multiple cellphones belonging to Huffman, including images Huffman had created of a minor victim engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Authorities were laer able to determine that Huffman had created the explicit photos of the victim over the course of a two-year period.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol M. Skutnik.

 

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