Piqua man pleads guilty to possession of child porn


Joshua Schwarz, 29, to be labeled as a Tier II sex offender

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@civitasmedia.com



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MIAMI COUNTY — A Piqua man pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts for possession of child pornography in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Monday.

Joshua Schwarz, 29, of Piqua, entered the plea of guilty to five counts of fourth-degree felony pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor and five counts of fifth-degree felony illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.

Schwarz entered into a plea agreement with the state to drop the third-degree felony tampering with evidence and 10 additional counts of pandering and illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material. Miami County Assistant Prosecutor Janna Parker said the charges do not merge due to 10 different children’s images found on Schwarz’s cell phone and computers.

According to reports, at least 10 different children were photographed in various sexual acts or poses. All of the reported victims were prepubescent from infants to children aged 6 years old.

Judge Christopher Gee informed Schwarz he would be labeled a Tier II sex offender upon sentencing.

Schwarz was released on bond prior to the pre-trial hearing. He will be sentenced on June 19.

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Joshua Schwarz, 29, to be labeled as a Tier II sex offender

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@civitasmedia.com

Reach Melanie Yingst at myingst@civitasmedia.com

Reach Melanie Yingst at myingst@civitasmedia.com