Prison time on child porn charges

David L. Tresz, 60, of Haven Avenue in Barberton, was sentenced Jan. 10 to five years in prison by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Joy M. Oldfield. Tresz pleaded guilty Dec. 12 to two counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

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9 Comments

  1. Lilmama on January 19, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Bigdaddy you are right. What about the hurt and pain those he has caused. The pain is life long for some victims. He only gets five years. He plead guilty cause like he said in a court of law. He was guilty of the crime. you, Linda was not worried about what he was doing all those years, when you knew of abuse. You would not even let your daughter over at his house. Why is that? I think we all know why. this is not his first charge. And I can only hope his last. The amount of pain caused is unimaginable. But the amount of pain caused due to others looking away while knowing. Is so much worse. And I think anyone who stands by him should have a cell next to him. Maybe you should think about your actions, or lack of them should I say. It hurts even more to know he said he did it. And you all still stand by him. Pure disgusting.

  2. Big Daddy on January 19, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    There is two sides to every story side one is the kids he hurt an the kids that get hurt making the pics he wants to look at then side two him saying he was guilty of the thing he did. An all he is worried about is his self not the ones he has hurt over his 60 yrs . So he only does 5 yrs what about the ones that he has hurt that suffer alot longer then that . An for the ones that wants to stick up for him maybe u need to look what it does to the victims an see what they go thru.if he didnt learn the first time what make you think he will stop when he gets out. Once a child predator alway one he plead guilty because he was worried of the time he should of got. An when he was in court he was more worried about getting parole an if some people dont want to stick up for the people he hurt I will because ever time he trys to get out early I will be there to let the parole board know what kind of predator they would be letting out early

  3. Pamela on January 19, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Linda, how can you in good conscience defend this sick man? You’re family and you know the long history of the abuse first hand, how was it allowed to continue for so many years? I would love to know if, with a clear conscience, you would allow your small son, daughter or grandchild to be alone in the house with David Tresz….or his complicit wife….for 15 minutes, for an hour, for a day, for a month or longer? I’m quite confident that your answer will be a nice firm “NO”!

  4. Angela Rea on January 18, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Linda, I agree completely, why must they post that picture. I would much prefer the most current booking photo from the Lorain facility where he is currently being housed and hopefully will be for the next 5 years. Which in my opinion is a much better facility than he deserves to be in AND a much shorter sentence than he deserves to serve for the crimes he has been found guilty of committing, not once but TWICE. And I am sure you know, being family and all, that nude pictures of CHILDREN on a computer he stole from his grandson is the least of what this man is guilty of. Just think, decades ago when a five year old little girl went to her aunt for help because of what her father was doing to her this entire situation could have been avoided. Yes, that little girl suffered as she continues to suffer today, but others could’ve been spared. Children can’t defend themselves, that’s what the adults in their lives are supposed to do. And it doesn’t have to be just a mother protecting her daughter from a predator but a woman protecting a child from them, that woman could be an aunt or even a grandmother.

    Two sides to every story? You’re right, there are always two sides to every story. Maybe you should educate yourself on both sides of THIS story. Perhaps, look at the facts that were presented in a court of law? Again, NOT ONCE BUT TWICE! I am speculating here, as I was not part of the legal team prosecuting him, but I would assume that he plead guilty out of fear. Fear for what he could have been charged with, which you are well aware could have and should have been much more. If you actually believe that he plead to these charges for any other reason than the fact that he was ACTUALLY guilty, then you are kidding yourself. But then again, since you are family and have known of his actions for decades then I would say you are in complete denial of the kind of person he truly is. Anyone who defends this man is just as guilty.

  5. Linda Rager on January 14, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Why must you again publish Mr Tresz picture… Yes i understand legal reasons, public safety/right to know issues and all…But, you only know one side of the story. You know nothing of the personal side, reasons for admitting guilt even though they may not be, and know nothing of the whole story. He has many loved ones and family who still love and support him because they know him. Every time you use this picture, do stories in paper, please remember there IS another side to this human being. His grandchildren go thru hell at school, as the public read his name. You could not imagine what they all are going thru. Yes you may say well Mr Tresz should have thought about all that before hand…. Like I say…there IS twooo sides to every story, please consider this as you print your articles.

    • Renae Bennett on January 16, 2018 at 1:18 am

      I totally agree. The laws are so twisted. This promotes bullying in schools and children take the beat down when family members are published for their crimes.

    • Jane Asher on January 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      This guy was convicted of child porn several years ago, got off clean with only probation/community control. He went and did it again. And now that he PLED guilty people are saying he didn’t do it. Let’s just ask him if he went to prison for 5 years because he is innocent. He thinks he can get out early because he is a master manipulator. That is how he got here in the first place. Kids don’t know how to defend themselves from someone who knows how to manipulate them. Period. May you rot in hell Dave Tresz.

    • Linda Rager on January 18, 2018 at 11:10 pm

      First, let me say I have never been on this site until I posted an article. I happened to see the picture of Mr Tresz and thought the Barberton Herald was asking for comments for themselves about the article to be published. I will repeat again…my reason for even commenting was my love and concern for children of ALL stories written and pictures printed by the Barberton Herald. Yes as a family member I am aware of the effects of this situation, and I will repeat, newspaper articles have a far reaching effect on many. I was speaking to the Herald, and thinking and praying for those who may be affected who should not be. I could say a lottttt more, but I don’t do facebook and media trash talk, and I won’t here. I stand by my decision to make a comment that I thought the Herald was asking for, and for my concern for ALL those affected by this and each and everyyyy story I have and will read in any newspaper and on tv. Especially all children in school. When I hear of ANY rough situations on tv, or in print I will still continue to care for, and pray for those lives who may be affected in any way that they may not deserve. In all medias, may we all read and listen, then pray for those who may be in need of prayers, compassion and caring. TY Renae, whoever you are, for understanding my comment was in concern for the children in schools. As I close this and all future comments, God be with us all.

      • Anonymous on January 19, 2018 at 9:52 am

        Guy Sicko rot in hell

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