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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bucyrus man indicted for child pornography crimes

Wesley A. Muchow, 51, of Bucyrus, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.


Muchow knowingly received and distributed numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place from Aug. 10, 2015, through Feb. 23, 2017, according to the indictment.


Muchow possessed an eMachine computer and a Dell computer, each of which contained child pornography, on Feb. 23, 2017, 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 Michael A. Sullivan following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mansfield Police Department and the Canton 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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Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated October 26, 2017