A New Oxford man is charged in federal court in a child pornography case, according to prosecutors.

Joshua Nace, 36, was charged with accessory after the fact, misprision of felony and false statements following a grand jury indictment on Wednesday, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Officials allege that Nace helped Michael Strausbaugh, a New Oxford man subsequently convicted of child pornography, in March 2011 hide a computer hard drive containing child pornography from federal authorities. Nace also allegedly lied to an U.S. Postal Inspector about having two hard drives, according to online court documents.

The maximum penalty under the federal statute for the crimes is 23 years in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment and a fine.

In October 2011, Strausbaugh and his wife, Rebecca Strausbaugh, ages 30 and 31 at the time, were found guilty of three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Michael Strausbaugh was also found guilty of distribution and possession of child pornography.

The Strausbaughs allegedly took pornographic photographs of an infant, who at the time was less than 1 year old, and Michael Strausbaugh distributed the images over the Internet.



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