Marshals arrest Austintown man on 20-count child pornography indictment
A 79-year-old Austintown man was in the Mahoning County jail on Tuesday charged with twenty counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor.
Robert Hart was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Monday after the Mahoning County Grand Jury recently handed up an indictment alleging that he was caught in December with obscene material with children as participants.
According to Austintown Police, it was late November when the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a cyber-tip about child pornography being uploaded by a township resident.
The file showed a nude female child in suggestive poses uploaded to Bing Images and reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by Microsoft Online Operations.
The Westchester Drive resident is being held pending a court hearing to answer the charges.