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Youngstown man accused of distributing child pornography

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A magistrate in U.S. district court in has ordered federal marshals to detain a Youngstown man accused of collecting and distributing child pornography.

Leslie James Coe appeared before Judge George Limbert on Monday after the FBI filed an affidavit alleging that between March 8 and March 12, an undercover agent downloaded three videos depicting child pornography from computers owned by Coe.

On August 22, the FBI obtained a federal warrant to search Coe's north side home.

According to the affidavit, Coe admitted that he had downloaded video and images of male and female children ranging in age from infants to 17-years-old engaged in sexual activity; sometimes engaged in sex with adults.

The affidavit says that Coe admitted that he stored the images on three computers  in the basement of his home, and shared those images and videos with other people on the internet.

According to the affidavit, Coe was born in 1945.

Magistrate Limbert ordered that Coe be held in custody until another hearing scheduled for September 4.

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