Medina County Courthouse

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Medina Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Child Porn

On Thursday, February 3, 2011,Judge James L. Kimbler sentenced Michael A. Reddish, 36, of Imagine Lane in Medina, Ohio, to three and a half years in prison for one count of Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity Oriented Material or Performance and three years in prison for 11 counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Material Involving a Minor. The first charge is a felony of the fifth degree and the other counts were felonies of the second degree.

The charges arose from a search that was conducted on Mr. Reddish's computer which revealed that he had downloaded pornographic images involving children. Mr. Reddish consented to the search of his computer and also cooperated with the Medina Police in their investigation of his conduct. While his case was pending, Mr. Reddish began counseling with a licensed independent social worker. All of these factors were considered by Judge Kimbler when he imposed his sentence.

Previously Judge Kimbler had labeled him a sexual offender which will require Mr. Reddish to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison. Judge Kimbler gave him credit for 33 days served in the county jail and waived court costs. After Mr. Reddish is released, he will be supervised for five years by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority.

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