Attorney General Jack Conway on Friday announced the guilty plea of a former school teacher facing multiple charges involving child exploitation, according to a news release.
Thomas Sellers, 41, pleaded guilty last month in Boyd Circuit Court to seven counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, Class D felonies, according to Conway's office.
Prosecutors recommended Sellers serve ten years in prison. He is expected to be sentenced on September 27.
The charges against Sellers stem from a 2012 undercover operation by the Ohio Attorney General's office which identified a computer possessing images of child sexual exploitation. A subpoena revealed the Internet subscriber, who was identified as Sellers, lived in Catlettsburg, Ky.
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Agents from the Ohio Attorney General's Computer Crimes Unit referred their findings to Conway's office. Investigators executed a search warrant at Sellers' home, and a forensic examination of his computer found 455 images and 325 videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children, the news release said.