CLEVELAND -– Eight men -- from South Euclid, Berea, University Heights and Cleveland -- have been indicted for downloading and sharing child pornography, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced Thursday.
The following defendants were found to be in possession of child pornography and were identified through the efforts of investigators from the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force: Trevor Allen, 25, of University Heights; Abdullah Almansour, 22, of Cleveland; Jacob Casey, 25, of Berea; Adam Csanad, 35, of Cleveland; Stephen Kerosky, 23, of Cleveland; George Senadenos, 40, of South Euclid; Dennis Sweeney, 55, of Berea; and Chad Williamson, 18, of Cleveland.
Investigators were familiar with Csanad from a prior case, having arrested him during Ohio ICAC's 2009 Operation CyberSafe initiative.
He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to two years in prison on 10 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and one count of illegal us of a minor in sexually-oriented material or performance. He is a Tier II sexual offender.
In this latest case, members of the Ohio ICAC Task Force identified an internet protocol address associated with numerous downloads of child pornography.
When investigators executed a search warrant at the location connected with the IP address, they discovered that Csanad was a resident in the building.
During the execution of the search warrant, Csanad threw a laptop out a second-story window. Forensic examination of the laptop and a USB drive found in Csanad's bedroom revealed child pornography videos and images.
"Child pornography continues to be a problem in our community. Fortunately, there are very dedicated investigators in Cuyahoga County and statewide who work to identify these online predators," said Brett Kyker, director of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Kyker and Assistant County Prosecutor Holly Welsh will represent the State of Ohio in these cases.