RAVENNA — Found by a judge to have shared and possessed child pornography and solicited sex from a teenage girl due to a substance abuse problem, a Hartville man has been sentenced to court-ordered drug treatment for his actions last summer and fall.

Judge Patricia Cosgrove, sitting in for Portage County Common Pleas Judge Becky Doherty, on Friday (May 25) ordered 31-year-old Justin M. Herberghs to attend the Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program in Warren, a drug treatment facility for convicted felons.

Herberghs pleaded guilty May 4 to six counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, all fourth-degree felonies, seven counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material or performance and one count of importuning, all fifth-degree felonies.

Cosgrove ordered Herberghs to remain in jail until a bed becomes available at NEOCAP. Once there, and while on probation, Herberghs must get a substance abuse evaluation, undergo random drug tests, find a full-time job and have no contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18.

Herberghs also is forbidden from having access to computers. In addition, Cosgrove labeled him a Tier II sex offender, which will force him to register his address with his local sheriff's office every 180 days for the next 25 years. Fines and costs came to more than $397.

A Portage County Sheriff's Office investigation revealed that between June 29 and Nov. 30, 2017, Herberghs made, possessed or exchanged child pornography, attempted to solicit a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual conduct and exposed her to pornography, according to the sheriff's office and court records.

Reporter Dave O'Brien can be reached at 330-298-1128, dobrien@recordpub.com or @daveobrien_RC.