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Cuyahoga Falls man faces child pornography charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2014

Kenneth L. Durbin, a 73 year-old male from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, was charged with distributing a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

The information charges that from on or about September 1, 2011, through on or about November 1, 2011, Durbin knowingly distributed in interstate and foreign commerce, by computer, a computer file which contained a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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 Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Sullivan.  The case was investigated by the Canton office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

An information 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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