Columbus man sentenced for uploading child pornography to Dropbox

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OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) – A Columbus man was sentenced on Thursday for transportation of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Jan Sharp.

Dezmin Meridith, 27, was sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison without parole, with 10 years of supervised release.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating Meridith since receiving a tip in 2019 that a Dropbox user had uploaded child pornography.

Meridith admitted to buying child porn files on a chat application and then uploading them to Dropbox.

Meridith will also be required to register as a sex offender and pay $12,000 in restitution.

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