The Importance Of It All…30 Charged in Operation Lake Effect…

30 Charged in Operation Lake Effect

30 Charged in Operation Lake Effect for
Downloading and Trading Child Pornography

Rev. Dr. Mark Griggs, Pastor of Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Indicted

Prosecutor Bill Mason, along with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland Police Department, North Olmsted Police Department, and 13 other law enforcement partners of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force announced Operation Lake Effect. This six month investigation into child pornography has resulted in the indictments of 27 adults and charges against 3 juveniles.

 

Operation Lake Effect targeted traders of child pornography across the state of Ohio. Using new technology, detectives identified IP addresses being used to trade and download child pornography pictures and videos. From May 2010 through December 2010, 46 law enforcement officers from 17 law enforcement agencies executed 54 search warrants on homes in 22 communities throughout Cuyahoga County. Officers seized 1,821 items such as computers, CDs, cell phones, flash drives, digital cameras, and webcams. Thirty-four (34) additional cases have been referred to 23 law enforcement agencies outside of Cuyahoga County, including one in the state of Indiana.

 

Rev. Dr. Mark Griggs, 48, of Berea, and Pastor of Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Olmsted Falls, was charged in a 112 count indictment that includes downloading, trading, and possessing child pornography. Between July 2008 and November 2010, Griggs traded child pornography over the Internet from his house and church. He downloaded and saved images of sexually abused children to his computer that depicted children being anally, vaginally, and digitally raped.

 

This is the third largest investigation into traders of child pornography. In 2008 and 2009 Ohio ICAC conducted similar operations that netted a total of 91 persons charged.

 

The following adult defendants were indicted on trading and possessing child pornography:

Andrew Hudson, 19, of North Olmsted

Andrew Logan, 25, of Cleveland

Christopher Cavna, 24, of Shaker Heights

Delmonte Davis, 41, of Cleveland

Edward Schallon, 51, of Cleveland

Eric Nguyen, 24, of Parma

Gareth Schakel, 20, of Lakewood

Gregory Gaebelein, 59, of North Royalton

Jacob Reese, 22, of Olmsted Falls

James Golak, 51, of Bratenahl

Joseph Hinton, 22, of Warrensville Heights

Kevin Morris, 35, of Cleveland

Kyle Cordell, 19, of North Royalton

Leonard Miller, 42, of Cleveland

Pastor Mark Griggs, 48, of Berea

Michael Hennel, 49, of Broadview Heights

Michael Kemble, 37, of South Euclid

Michael Neel, 40, of Cleveland

Nicholas Dore, 58, of Lakewood

Randy Street , 22, of Mayfield Heights

Robert Stein, 36, of Strongsville

Robert Watson, 26, of Lakewood

Shakita Adams, 26, of Cleveland

Shaun Starr, 29, of North Royalton

Stephen Siford, 46, of Garfield Heights

Troy Scott, 55, of Maple Heights

Wael Kash, 24, of North Olmsted

 

Prosecutor Mason started the Ohio ICAC Task Force in 2000 in Northeast Ohio. At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, he expanded it state-wide in 2003 and has served as chair of the Task Force. The Task Force now has 308 law enforcement partners across Ohio.

 

The following law enforcement agencies assisted in Operation Lake Effect:

Bentleyville Police Department

Brecksville Police Department

Brimfield Police Department

Broadview Heights Police Department

Brook Park Police Department

Brooklyn Heights Police Department

Cleveland Police Department

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office

Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office

Jackson Township Police Department

Lakewood Police Department

Mayfield Heights Police Department

North Olmsted Police Department

Parma Heights Police Department

Parma Police Department

Rocky River Police Department

South Euclid Police Department

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