CINCINNATI — A federal judge sentenced a Loveland man to more than 16 years in prison for sexually exploiting a child, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio announced this week.
Jake M. Damron, 27, had sexual contact with a young child and was trading images of the victim for other child pornography via the Kik messenger app, authorities said.
In November of 2017, Hamilton Township police received a report that Damron shot pornographic pictures of a young child to whom he had access. Authorities charged him with a federal criminal complaint and arrested him 10 days later.
During an interview with FBI agents, Damron admitted to shooting the sexually explicit photos of the child, saying he "probably" did it due to easy access, according to authorities.
A grand jury indicted him in December 2017 and he pleaded guilty in July 2018.
U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett imposed a 200-month sentence for Damron.