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Indiana man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for illicit sexual conduct with a minor

April 29, 2014

An Indiana man was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for crimes involving illicit sexual conduct with a minor, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland office.

James W. McCormick, 36, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced to 210 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey J. Helmick. McCormick previously pleaded guilty to four counts of travelling in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and one count of transportation with the intent of criminal sexual activity.

McCormick travelled across state lines for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor between July and August 2013, according to court documents.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alissa M. Sterling following an investigation by the FBI (both Toledo and Fort Wayne offices), the Northwest Ohio Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Maumee Police Department.


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