Ashtabula man indicted on child pornography charges
An Ashtabula man was indicted in federal court on child pornography charges.
Jeffrey A. Stanley, 27, was indicted on one count of receipt of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and one count of possession of child pornography.
Stanley knowingly received numerous images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between Sept. 4, 2016 and Feb. 22, 2017, according to the indictment.
Stanley on Feb. 22, 2017, possessed a Motorola cellular telephone that contained child pornography, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of 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.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol M. Skutnik. The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office.
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.