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New Philadelphia man charged with Child Pornography crimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 28, 2013

Brian Meck, 25, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, was charged with production of child pornography, receipt and distribution of visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and possession of child pornography, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.  

The indictment charges that between the dates of August 31, 2011 and September 30, 2011, Meck produced visual depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, using materials that were mailed, shipped, or transported in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce. 

During that same date range, Meck received and distributed in interstate and foreign commerce, numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  In addition, on or about August 2, 2013, Meck possessed an Apple laptop computer that contained child pornography, which had been shipped and transported, or was produced using materials that had been shipped and transported, in interstate and foreign commerce by any means including by computer, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the 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 Northern District of Ohio Assistant United States Attorney Carol M. Skutnik.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Canton Resident Agency.

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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