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Child Pornography charges filed against perrysburg man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2014

A Perrysburg man was indicted on four counts related to child pornography, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Andrew B. Palm, age 34, engaged in the conduct between October 2012 and April 2013, according to the indictment. The charges relate to production, advertising, receipt and possession of child pornography.

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 Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Cleveland, 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.

 

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