James Uphoff, convicted in child porn case, is back in area

Uphoff, 78, was released on Saturday, Nov. 14, and is living on Spirea Drive, according to icrimewatch.net, part of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office.

The retired Wright State University professor and former Oakwood Board of Education president is registered as a Tier II sex offender and must report his address with the sheriff’s office of the jurisdiction where he lives. That was part of his sentence.

Uphoff was sentenced in September 2014 to 15 months in federal prison a year after pleading guilty to possession of child porn. He pleaded guilty in October 2013 and reached a deal for a binding sentence of six months to two years in prison, according to court records.

U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice accepted the plea deal, fined Uphoff $5,100 and placed him on supervision for 10 years. Uphoff also had to forfeit computer equipment as part of the plea agreement, continue ex-offender treatment and register as a sex offender.

In September 2012, investigators found 550 pornographic images and two videos on three of Uphoff’s computer devices.

Investigators also found at Uphoff’s residence hundreds of printouts depicting images of naked teenage boys and young adults either in bondage or pornographic poses, as well as hundreds of erotic stories of adults engaging in sexual acts with some children and engaging in sexual acts with other children.

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