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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Toledo Man Faces Child Pornography Indictment

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that an indictment was filed against Matthew A. Butler, age 29, of Toledo, Ohio. The charges relate to receipt, distribution, and possession of child pornography between November 18, 2011 and June 27, 2012.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the United States Secret Service, Toledo, Ohio. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Alissa M. Sterling

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015