Preble County man, 29, sentenced to 6 years on federal child porn charges

Jeremiah Armstrong, of West Alexandria in Preble County, is on his way to prison for at least 6 years on federal charges involving child pornography, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio said Tuesday.

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Armstrong, 29, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Dayton by U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose, said Benjamin C. Glassman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.

According to court documents, in January 2016, two undercover officers from the county sheriff’s offices in Belmont and Hamilton counties downloaded child pornography from Armstrong’s BitTorrent account.

For example, one file includes a video depicting an Asian female minor and an adult male. The male sexually abuses the victim for more than an hour.

In December 2016, FBI agents seized Armstrong’s computer and discovered more than 600 videos and 200 images of child pornography.

One such video is described to as “tied 8yo Cambodian boom-boom girl…raped by sex-tourist” and depicts an adult white male sexually abusing a child whose wrists are bound to her ankles by Duct tape.

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“Armstrong’s child pornography collection contained 87 identified series, with approximately 72 identified victims. These are real children who were sexually abused because people like Armstrong created a demand for the content to satisfy their own desires,” Glassman said.

“Armstrong’s prolific collection included images of children bound by tape or rope, having sex objects used on them or involved in acts of bestiality. This is simply heinous.”

Armstrong pleaded guilty in January to possessing child pornography. He has been in custody since October 2017.

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