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North Ridgeville man sentenced after FBI finds 490 videos of child porn on his laptop

July 31, 2018

North Ridgeville man sentenced after FBI finds 490 videos of child porn on his laptop

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A North Ridgeville man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in federal prison after the FBI found multiple videos of toddlers being raped on his laptop, authorities say.

Dana Cain, 49, was arrested in November after a search of his computer turned up files containing child pornography. The FBI recovered 490 videos with children being abused, which Cain downloaded between May 2015 and January 2017, according to court filings.

Cain pleaded guilty in April to receipt and distribution of child pornography. U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko handed down the sentence.

The judge also ordered Cain to pay $5,000 toward a fund set up by the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. The money is used to pay for Justice Department grants to help combat child abuse and sex trafficking.

Cain was initially arrested in Lorain County on state charges, but those charges were dropped several months before the U.S. Attorney’s Office took over the case, according to Cain’s sentencing memorandum.

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An undercover North Ridgeville police officer went on a peer-to-peer file sharing network in August 2016 and was able to download six videos of child pornography, according to a criminal complaint written by FBI agent Kelly Liberti. An undercover Avon police officer also downloaded partial and complete files containing child pornography between October 2016 and March 2017.

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The files were all traced back to an Internet Protocol address that belonged to a computer in Cain’s home, the complaint says. Officers searched Cain’s home on Avon Belden Road, and Cain’s wife and sister-in-law both said they never used the computer that shared the child pornography on the Internet.

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Once the laptop was seized, agents found additional videos they say Cain viewed and shared.

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Cain was treated by a psychologist after his arrest in the state case, his sentencing memo states.

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