According to filed court documents, evidence presented at trial and the sentencing hearing, between October 2018 and March 2019, Deritis created child pornography of an unknowing minor victim on three occasions. On April 3, 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Deritis’ residence.
A forensic analysis of electronic devices seized from the defendant’s home and files in his cloud storage account revealed that Deritis possessed images and videos of the minor victim naked while getting in or out of the shower, photos of the minor’s genitalia, and thousands of images of child pornography Deritis had downloaded from the internet. On June 22, 2022, a federal jury convicted Deritis of three counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
Story: Rob Eastwood-WHKY