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Child pornography indictments filed Against men From Wadsworth, Elyria and Alliance

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Dec. 6, 2012

Three unrelated child pornography indictments were filed in federal court, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Brandon Molnar, a 31 year-old from Wadsworth, Ohio, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Kevin Vorshak, a 50 year-old male from Alliance, Ohio, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Russell S. Meadows, a 67 year-old male from Elyria, Ohio, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The indictment charges that from on or about April 12, 2009, through on or about June 10, 2012, Meadows knowingly received and distributed, by computer, numerous computer files, which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. On June 11, 2012, images of child pornography were found on his HP Pavilion desktop computer.

The indictment charges that from on or about February 29, 2010, through on or about September 15, 2011, Vorshak knowingly received and distributed, by computer, numerous computer files, which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. On September 22, 2011, images of child pornography were found on his Hewlett Packard laptop computer and a PNY USB drive.

The indictment charges that from on or about January 1, 2000, through on or about February 3, 2010, Molnar knowingly received and distributed, by computer, numerous computer files, which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The actual sentence in this case will be determined by the Court after consideration of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines which depend upon a number of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the unique 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.

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carol M. Skutnik. The cases was investigated by the Cleveland office of the Department of Homeland Security and Investigation (Molnar), the Canton office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Vorshak) and HSI and the FBI (Meadows).

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

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