MAN WITH PRIOR SOLICITATION OF A CHILD FOR SEX CONVICTION FROM ILLINOIS INDICTED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Posted on 2/14/2019
Defendant: Jay Dean Coffield
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man was downloading child pornography to his personal cell phone. This illegal behavior was discovered as a result of a tip Google provided to law enforcement after Coffield uploaded images of child pornography and transferred them to his Google account.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Jay Dean Coffield, age 57, for four counts of Illegal Use of Minor in Nudity-Oriented Material or Performance (F-2), and four counts of Illegal Use of Minor in Nudity-Oriented Material or Performance (F-5), for a total of eight counts. “Between January 12th and February 7th of 2019, it is alleged that Coffield uploaded and transferred numerous nude images of young children to his Google Photos account,” O’Brien stated. Coffield has a prior conviction from 2006 in Illinois where he was charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child, pled guilty, was sentenced to 26 months in prison, and was required to register as a sex offender through November of 2017. O’Brien commended Google Inc., the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their involvement and investigation of this case. Coffield is scheduled to be arraigned on next Tuesday, February 19th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.