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Canton man faces child pornography charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 6, 2012

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today that Joshua A. Graham, 35, from Canton, Ohio, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The indictment charges that on or about November 23, 2011, Graham knowingly distributed, by computer, numerous computer files, which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. On January 13, 2012, images of child pornography were found on his Antec desktop computer and external hard drive.

If convicted, the defendant's 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.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carol M. Skutnik. The case was investigated by the Cleveland Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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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