A Bellevue man pleaded guilty Monday to looking at child pornography at his home.
Cory M. Hortshorn, 25, of 211 Huffman St., was convicted of two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. The fourth-degree felonies are for offenses between Jan. 1 through Feb. 16.
Hortshorn was using his computer at home to look at child pornography, which was enough for the Internet Crimes Against Children to “get a hit,” Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
“Bellevue police (were) notified and a search warrant was prepared,” he told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.
Leffler credited Hortshorn with being cooperative.
The prosecutor said police seized the defendant’s computer and about 200 still photographs and videos, some of which contained sexual conduct involving children. “There’s no indication he created the videos or the (photos),” Leffler added.
Hortshorn faces as much as three years in prison when he is sentenced June 19. The defendant also will be classified as a Tier II sex offender, which requires him to register his address for 25 years.