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Police say Akron man had thousands of child porn pictures and videos

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 09:41:46-04

AKRON, N.Y. (WKBW) — An Akron man is facing child porn charges after federal investigators say they found thousands of images and videos of child pornography on his computer. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 29-year-old Joshua Schohn is facing a maximum of 20 years in prison.

The Assistant U.S. Attorney handling the case says that the FBI got a call from Schohn's ex-girlfriend, who told them she found child porn on his computer. She is also the mother of two young girls, and told agents that Schohn took nude videos of her daughters when they were six and eight.

As the investigation continued, federal investigators found other videos. They say some were sexual in nature, and that they were produced by Schohn, and taken during a visit to a water park in Erie, PA. in the presence of the girls. Additionally, investigators say Schohn's ex-girlfriend told them she found computer searches of kids getting ready for baths and religious rituals with children on a computer.

Schohn will be in court for a preliminary hearing July 3rd.