Day Care Owner’s Husband Faces Molestation Charges

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CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Prosecutors have brought additional counts against a man who allegedly downloaded and traded files containing child pornography out the home where his wife ran a day care.

The new counts against Darin Casper, 49, of Cleveland, were filed in a re-indictment on August 21, 2012. Casper now faces 171 total counts that include charges of kidnapping, gross sexual imposition, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and possessing material or performance involving a minor in the nude.

Casper was originally indicted on 150 charges related to child pornography in May of this year.

Additional interviews conducted after Casper's arrest led to the additional counts being filed.

According to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, Casper created and traded child pornography between March 2, 2000 and May 4, 2012, when he was arrested.

Discovered in and seized from Casper’s Baltic Road home were two computer towers, 417 CDs, seven cell phones, five laptops, three flash drives, 106 floppy disks, three digital cameras, 55 VHS tapes, one media card and three hard drives.

Those materials contained about 1,500 child pornography images and videos, Mason announced.

A daycare, ran by Casper's wife, was being run out of the same Baltic Road home, according to prosecutors.

In January of 2012, the investigation of a suspect in Utah who traded child pornography led authorities to Casper.

According to Casper's court docket, he is scheduled to be arraigned on the new counts on August 31, 2012.