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Former Fredonia City Administrator Sentenced In Child Porn Case


A former Fredonia city administrator has been sentenced to 90 months in federal prison for child pornography.


40-year-old Michael P. Ohrt, pleaded guilty to one count of transporting child pornography. In his plea, he admitted using his Yahoo e-mail account to establish a Dropbox storage account and then uploading videos of child pornography. Dropbox identified the material as child pornography and reported the user’s information to authorities. Investigators traced the IP address to Ohrt’s work and home in Fredonia.


Ohrt faced up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervised release. Ohrt served as city administrator for Fredonia from 2015 to 2017.

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