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FBI asks for public’s help in locating Smithville man with warrant for child exploitation

Dennis E. Horn, 69, of Smithville has a federal arrest warrant for child exploitation. (Photo provided by FBI)

The Cleveland Division of the FBI, Canton Resident Agency’s Child Exploitation Task Force, is seeking the public’s assistance in the location of Dennis E. Horn, 69, of Smithville.

A federal arrest warrant for knowingly receiving and distributing visual depictions of real minors engage in sexually explicit conduct and knowingly possessing or accessing with intent to view child pornography was signed on February 8, 2021, according to an FBI news release.

An investigation had been initiated by law enforcement on Jan. 11, upon discovery that an IP address utilized by Horn was making child exploitative material online for sharing.

Additional details cannot be provided at this time as the arrest warrant affidavit is under seal until Horn appears in federal court subsequent to his arrest. the news release states.

Tips can be provided to the Cleveland Division of the FBI at 877-FBI-OHIO (324-6446). Reward money is available for information leading to the successful location and prosecution of Dennis E. Horn. Tips can remain anonymous.

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