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Cleveland man sentenced for distribution of child porn

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Twenty-eight-year-old Erik Szczesh of Cleveland, TN was sentenced to serve 51 months in prison and 10 years of probation for the distribution of child pornography.  He will also be subject to numerous special conditions of release which restrict his access to children and the internet. 

Nashville police seized the phone of an individual who was taking pictures of children as they walked to and from school.  Upon examination of the individual's phone, they found the he had been trading child pornography with Szczesh.  They also recovered a text conversation between Szczesh and this individual discussing abusing children.      

Police then searched Szczesh's phone and found a total of 403 pornographic images of children and seven videos of the same, which, under the law, amounts to 928 images.  When questioned by police Szczesh immediately confessed.  He has agreed to pay restitution in an amount of $500.00 per victim, for a total of $3,000.   



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