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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Brunswick man indicted for having child pornography

Scott M. Wroten, 53, of Brunswick, was charged with receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said Carole S. Rendon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

 

The indictment charges that from on or about May 20, 2011 through on or about August 29, 2016, Wroten knowingly received numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment also charges that on or about April 19, 2016, Wroten possessed a Lenovo computer which contained child pornography. The indictment also charges that on or about August 29, 2016, Wroten possessed a Dell computer, seven USB storage devices and nine external hard drives, each of which contained child pornography.

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 United States Attorney Michael A. Sullivan following an investigation by the Cleveland office of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Wickliffe Police Department and the Brunswick Police Department.

 

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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Updated January 6, 2017