Jason Fletcher, who was federally indicted this week for creating child pornography involving a toddler, was convicted in Warren County in 2013 for texting a teen for sex.

Franklin man accused of creating child porn previously convicted

Jason Fletcher, 40, and Ciera Richter, 25, of Cincinnati, were federally indicted this week on one count of conspiracy to produce child pornography and production of child pornography.

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In the videos, Richter helped hold, entertain and position the toddler, while Fletcher recorded himself sexually abusing the child, according to court records.

In March 2013, Fletcher was indicted and later convicted of importuning, a fifth-degree felony, for sending a text to a 13-year-old girl asking her for oral sex.

He was sent to prison for 10 months and placed on five years probation.

In April, he was sent back to prison for a probation violation and is currently the Madison Correctional Institution.

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In September, Fletcher was indicted by a Warren County grand jury on 12 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and five counts of illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, according to Warren County Common Pleas Court records.

In that case, he was convicted of two counts of pandering last month and sent to prison for 10 years.

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In the most recent incident, investigators could not determine which county the videos found on Fletcher’s cellphone were recorded in, so the charges were pursued federally, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

“Offenses like those alleged here are among the most heinous, and most important, that we prosecute. We take seriously our duty and responsibility to keep children safe from those who would prey upon them,” said Benjamin C. Glassman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, in a statement.

Fletcher faces 35 years to life in prison if found guilty, because he has at least two prior state convictions for crimes involving children.

Richter is also charged with one count of selling a child, which is punishable by 30 years to life in prison.

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