July 25, 2016

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Medina resident convicted on child pornography charges

MEDINA — A 38-year-old Medina man was convicted Tuesday of having child pornography on his home computer.

James M. McByrne Jr., of 725 S. Court St., pleaded no contest to two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, second-degree felonies, and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a fifth-degree felony.

Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier scheduled McByrne for a Dec. 23 sentencing hearing.

McByrne faces up to 17 years in prison.

He was arrested last November after Medina police detectives executed a search warrant at his home. They seized his computer, which was examined by experts from the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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