Huber Heights man pleads guilty of possessing child pornography


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



DAYTON — A Huber Heights man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography in U.S. District Court.

Richard C. Webber, 54, entered a guilty plea to possessing child pornography between October 25, 2015 and continuing until March 2, 2015 according to charging documents filed by Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman. He was charged on March 25, 2016 by a Bill of Information.

He will be sentenced August 9 by District Judge Walter Rice and remains free on his own recognizance.

According to court documents, Webber was found to have over 1,200 photos and 170 videos of child pornography on his computer and other devices. He used file sharing programs to download, view, share, and transfer child pornography.

According to the United States Sentencing Commission guidelines, someone convicted of that charge is subject to a federal prison term of up to 20 years and five or more years of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

The charging document alleges that Webber “knowingly possessed matters which contain visual depictions … (that) involved the use of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and such visual depictions were of such conduct.”

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.