An Akron man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say he was part of an online community dedicated to the discussion and exchange of child porn.
The U-S Attorney's Office says 54-year-old Robert Strach is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years and a $250,000 fine when sentenced on March 24.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Allen, who is handling the case, said on March 7, special agents from Homeland Security's Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant at Strach's home. After confiscating a computer, he says a forensic examination found two hard drives containing 76 videos and 273 images of child pornography, some which depicted children less than 12 years old and some which depicted violence.