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Beaver County Man Charged With Traveling To Engage In Illicit Sexual Conduct

June 23, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, June 23, 2010, that on June 15, 2010, a resident of Clinton, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct.

The one-count indictment named Sherwood Stevenson, age 71, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, in December 2009, Stevenson traveled with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with another person.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of thirty (30) years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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