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Butler County man pleads guilty in ‘one of the worst cases of child porn’

Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 8:42 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2021 at 11:41 AM EDT
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HAMILTON, Ohio (FOX19) - A Butler County man pleaded guilty to 16 counts of child porn charges in court on Tuesday.

Trevor Fraley, 26, of Madison Township, was facing 101 child porn charges but pleaded guilty to 16 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. The remaining counts were dismissed.

He was facing hundreds of years in prison but was sentenced to 35 years with the possibility of release after 31 years.

The judge said Fraley will also have 5-year post-release control and must register as a Tier 2 sex offender for 25 years after his release from prison.

A grand jury indicted Fraley in 2019 on 101 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance.

The case was delayed when the coronavirus pandemic brought most court activity to a standstill for multiple months last year in Butler County and nationally.

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Fraley previously pleaded not guilty.

The images and videos include children and babies, including some in diapers who appear to be as young as 8 months old or 2 years old, according to the sheriff.

The veteran law enforcement official has called the case "the most terrible thing I have ever seen, and I have seen some pretty terrible things. It’s things you would have nightmares about if you’ve even seen it. It’s that bad.”

Fraley has three children who were 1, 3 and 5 at the time he was indicted, court records show.

His sister, who lives in southern Montgomery County, had temporary custody of them at the time due to a pending case with Butler County Children Services Board, court records show.

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