West Carrollton man indicted on more than four dozen child porn charges

Charles David Stutz | Photo courtesy of the Montgomery County Jail

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Charles David Stutz | Photo courtesy of the Montgomery County Jail

A 43-year-old man is facing more than four dozen child pornography charges.

Charles Stutz was indicted Tuesday on 53 felony counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor and one count of pandering obscenity involving a minor, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.

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A warrant was issued for Stutz’s arrest, and Montgomery County Jail records indicate he was arrested by West Carrollton police Tuesday morning at the St. Vincent De Paul Gateway Shelter for Men in Dayton before he was booked into the jail.

On Jan. 23, 2019, a resident reported to the Moraine Police Department that a secure digital memory card found outside a Moraine cellphone store contained a large amount of child pornography.

“A forensic examination of the memory card determined it belonged to the defendant,” a release from Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. stated.

On March 15, 2019, a different person contacted the West Carrollton Police Department to report seeing child pornography on the defendant’s cellphone.

“The phone was forensically analyzed, and numerous videos and photos of child pornography were located,” the release stated.

The images were sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The agency was able to identify the child depicted in 18 of the videos or photos, according to the release.

Stutz is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 10 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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