Sylvania man pleads guilty to pandering


A Sylvania man has pleaded guilty to sharing images of child pornography.

Jacob Gill, 23, appeared Tuesday in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Matt Reger.

He had been indicted in September for 13 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor or impaired person, all second-degree felonies.

Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Charles McDonald said the Bowling Green Police Division in August 2022 was notified by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that Snapchat had reported someone in the city had viewed images of child pornography.

The IP address was tracked to a residence in the 400 block of North Enterprise Street, McDonald said.

Gill had posted multiple times on Snapchat a video of child pornography, he said.

Six videos were part of this plea, he said.

On Tuesday, Gill pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted pandering obscenity involving a minor or impaired person, all third-degree felonies; and three counts pandering obscenity, which were amended to fourth-degree felonies.

He must register as a Tier 2 sex offender, requiring him to every 180 days for 25 years.

Sentencing was set for Jan. 16.

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