August 29, 2014

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Man, 26, pleads to child porn on home computer

MEDINA — A 26-year-old Sharon Township man pleaded no contest for the second time to having child pornography on his home computer.

Nicholas K. Sutherland, of the 6500 block of Ridge Road, previously pleaded no contest in December, but revoked his plea in January when prosecutors charged him with additional, more severe child porn charges.

Sutherland is charged with three counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor and six counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.

He could face eight or more years in prison at his June 23 sentencing before Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier.