Cleveland man indicted on 150 child porn counts now charged with kidnapping, gross sexual imposition

Task force searched Darin Casper's house in May

CLEVELAND - A man already facing 150 counts of child pornography has now been charged with kidnapping.

Back in May, 49-year-old Darin Casper, of Cleveland, was indicted on 146 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, three counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor and one count of possessing criminal tools.

On Tuesday, Casper was charged with more than a dozen counts of gross sexual imposition and four counts of kidnapping, according to court documents.

Authorities said 10 children were unknowingly videotaped and six children were touched by Casper that he took to an Ohio camp ground. Task force members were able to interview the victims after Casper was in custody, leading to the second round of indictments.

Casper will appear in court on Thursday for a pretrial hearing on the original case, and then on Friday, he is scheduled for an arraignment on the new charges.

"For years, Casper has perpetuated the victimization of children by downloading, creating, and sharing these pornographic images. Today's indictment continues the fight against sick minded Internet predators," Cuyahoga County Bill Mason said in May.

Mason said Casper's child porn collection was actually discovered by the Utah Attorney General's Office. When the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched Casper's house on Baltic Avenue, they seized computers, CDs, cell phones digital cameras containing 1,500 child porn images and videos, Mason said.

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