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Canal Fulton Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A Canal Fulton man sentenced to 15 years in prison after previously been found guilty of two counts of inducing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and two drug charges, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

William P. Lacey, 55, on two occasions in February 2013, did persuade, induce, entice and coerce a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the conduct, according to the indictment.

He also possessed four kilograms of the substance a-PVP and one kilogram of the substance 4-MEC, according to court documents.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda Barr following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task for and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated March 12, 2015