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Akron man pleads guilty on child pornography charge

An Akron man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say he was part of an online community dedicated to the discussion and exchange of child porn.

The U-S Attorney's Office says 54-year-old Robert Strach is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years and a $250,000 fine when sentenced on March 24.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Allen, who is handling the case, said on March 7, special agents from Homeland Security's Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant at Strach's home. After confiscating a computer, he says a forensic examination found two hard drives containing 76 videos and 273 images of child pornography, some which depicted children less than 12 years old and some which depicted violence.