A Cincinnati man has pleaded guilty to producing sexually explicit photographs of a child he was babysitting in the family's home, and trading child pornography through an email account.
Caleb Zachary Storey, 30, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Under terms of the plea agreement, he will spend 32 years in prison and will be under court supervision for the rest of his life.
According to court documents, FBI agents and members of the FBI Violent Crimes Against Children Section, Major Case Coordination Unit, investigating a case in Savannah, Georgia found a sexually explicit image of a child and traced it to an address in Cincinnati. Further investigation determined that the photo was taken at the family's home. The child's parents identified Storey as their in-home child care provider when the photograph was taken.
On January 8, investigators searched Storey's residence and found evidence that he had been trading child pornographic images using an email account and a photograph-sharing website.
Preliminary forensic examination of computer and storage media seized from his residence have identified at least four other boys, all less than eight years old, pictured in pornographic images taken by Storey.
The FBI arrested Storey on January 8 based on a criminal complaint. He has been in custody since his arrest.
Storey pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography, which is punishable by at least 15 years and up to 30 years in prison, and one count of possession of child pornography. That crime carries a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.
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