LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – A Negley man agreed to take a plea deal in a Columbiana County child pornography case.
Matthew Severs, 40, pleaded guilty to seven counts of illegal use of a minor or impaired person in nudity-oriented material or performance, a second-degree felony, the Morning Journal reports. As part of the agreement, four counts of voyeurism will be dismissed, the county’s assistant prosecutor told the Morning Journal.
A grand jury returned a secret indictment in April against Severs, who had been accused of photographing a minor in a state of nudity on several occasions between January 2019 to November 2021.
Sentencing is set for Jan. 12 in Judge Megan Bickerton’s courtroom, according to court records.