Dayton man requests to withdraw guilty plea in child porn case

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A Dayton man who previously pleaded guilty to child porn charges has asked to withdraw his plea.

Jeff McDonald, 63, was convicted of 10 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor (create, reproduce, publish) after pleading guilty in December, according to court records.

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Multiple charges against McDonald were dismissed, including:

  • 7 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor (create, reproduce, publish)
  • 2 counts of pandering sexual oriented material involving minor (create material)
  • 4 counts of pandering sexual oriented material involving minor (solicit-possess material)
  • 1 count of illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material or performance

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He was set to be sentenced Thursday after the sentencing hearing was rescheduled multiple times. But now he will not be back in court until April 17, when a judge will determine whether to accept McDonald’s request to withdraw the plea.

On June 11, 2018, Kettering police responded to a call about a memory card with child pornography, according to police.

McDonald was reportedly identified as the owner of the memory. Because he is a Dayton resident, Dayton police were contacted.

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An investigation into the memory card and McDonald’s cell phone reveal multiple images and videos of child pornography, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.