Hamilton County deputy sentenced to 5 years for child porn related offenses

Hamilton County Jail
Posted at 11:31 AM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2022-06-29 14:27:34-04

CINCINNATI — A deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office was arrested Friday on several charges relating to child pornography; On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty.

Ronald Vest, 51, is charged with one count of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and seven counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, all of which are felonies.

According to court documents, Vest had numerous sexually explicit pictures of children.

Vest won't serve the full 5 years — he was granted time served for 432 days already spent in the Hamilton County Justice Center, meaning Vest still must serve out just under 4 more years.

Law enforcement officers are still investigating the incident.