YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Green Township man convicted of having child pornography was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Darryl Hipps was convicted of five counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. As a part of his sentence, he will also have to register as a Tier 2 sex offender, which means he will have to register his address and place of employment with the County Sheriff for a period of 25 years.
Police searched Hipps’ home on Pleasant Valley Court in March of 2015 and reported finding videos and images of girls, some as young as 3 years old, engaged in sex acts with adult men and women. Investigators did not believe the images involved local children.
Hipps was sentenced in Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday.