Jury trial date set in Dayton Children’s doctor child pornography case

Gregory Ramey

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Gregory Ramey

A jury trial date is now set in a case where a prominent Dayton pediatric psychologist is charged with 145 child pornography counts.

The case against Gregory Ramey now has a Nov. 16 jury that is set to last five days, according to online court records. Also, a deadline to file motions in the case has been extended to Sept. 1.

Ramey is charged in Greene County Common Pleas Court with 145 counts related to child pornography. He pleaded not guilty and is out of jail on bond.

He was a longtime employee of Dayton Children’s Hospital and served as executive director for pediatric mental health resources at Dayton Children’s.

Ramey’s employment was terminated in August 2019, the hospital said.

Prosecutors say Dayton doctor searched for child pornography

Prosecutors, in court filings, have accused Ramey of searching a Russian website known as a repository for child pornography hundreds of times over several years.

“Gregory Ramey had extensive web browser history that was deleted by Gregory Ramey that involved searches for child-related sex,” the court document filed by prosecutors alleges.

He also is accused of attempting to delete the search history and buying a new computer. The court documents say the alleged criminal activity dates back to 2012.

Ramey’s attorney Jon Paul Rion previously said the images his client had are not pornographic — so if Ramey purchased a new computer, it wasn’t to hide child pornography.

Dayton psychologist charged with 145 felonies related to child porn

“The allegation is that after viewing images of clothed people, that he then purchased a new computer,” Rion said.

Rion said he is working on a series of motions raising concerns about how the case against Ramey was pursued.

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