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William Washington III charged with making child porn on the internet

Tip from nationwide taskforce resulted in arrest
Posted: 4:08 PM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 10:00:38-04
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William Washington III

CINCINNATI — A 30-year-old Colerain Township man was arrested Thursday and charged with making child porn and posting it on the internet following a tip from a nationwide taskforce, local law enforcement officials said.

William Washington III used his cellular phone to produce child porn and upload it to his email account on Aug. 27, 2018, according to court documents. He also uploaded photos and video of naked girls between the ages of 4 and 10 to his email account on Jan. 8, 2019.

William Washington III is charged with 10 felony counts of “Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity-Oriented Material.” Five charges are felonies of the second degree in connection with making child porn and the rest are fourth degree.

He is being held on a $200,000 bond after his arraignment in Hamilton County Friday.

William Washington III
William Washington III appears in Hamilton County arraignment court Friday -- July 12, 2019

The Regional Electronics & Computer Investigations (RECI) section investigated Washington's online activities after receiving a tip through its partnership with Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC).

Washington was arrested with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations and is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to this case should contact RECI at (513) 946-8338.

RECI consists of investigators with Cincinnati Police and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and focuses on investigating individuals and groups that use the internet to commit crimes against children, according to release.