21 indicted in Cuyahoga County child porn investigation, including high school volleyball official

CLEVELAND - Twenty adults and one juvenile in the Cleveland area were indicted following a seven-month investigation into child pornography.

During "Operation Rise and Shine", officers seized 2,455, including computers, CDs and DVDs, between March and October, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office said. Twenty law enforcement organizations were involved in the case.

Among the notable indictments in the investigation was 51-year-old Michael Kleinschmidt, who was charged in a 103-count indictment. He was convicted on disseminating matter harmful to juveniles in 1992 and spent time in prison. Prosecutors said Kleinschmidt traded child porn on the Internet from May to August of this year.

An employee of the Positive Education Program was indicted for downloading, trading and possessing child porn. Walter Jacobsen, 46, of North Olmsted, is on administrative leave from the program after the Ohio Internet Crimes Against children Task Force said they found a file containing child porn. He has denied the allegations.

Then there is 57-year-old Robert Holpuch, a volleyball official for the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Prosecutors said the Valley View man agreed to pay an undercover investigator $100 to have sex with a 12-year-old girl. Officers arrested him at a hotel with cash, alcohol and massage oils. He was indicted for attempted rape and attempted kidnapping.

The following people were also indicted in "Operation Rise and Shine":

David Chmielewski, 45, of Bay Village
Jason Duhamel, 28, of Cleveland
Peter Hale, Jr., 56, of Cleveland
Clayton Holler, Jr., 30, of Parma
Robert Humphrey, 64, of Shaker Heights
Maher Lababidi, 33, of Lakewood
Bruce Mazur, 63, of Strongsville
Keith Marks, 56, of Cleveland
Erik Miller, 29, of Seven Hills
Robert Palmerio, 72, of Lyndhurst
Jared Recob, 24, of Cleveland
Gregory Ross, 49, of Parma
John Snider, 68, of Lakewood
Alpher Torres, 38, of Cleveland
Chad Wain, 29, of Berea
Ronald Waynerka, 55, of Parma
Patrick Ziska, 22, of Strongsville

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