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Canton Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

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

CLEVELAND  – Daniel Joseph Kitlak, 37, of Canton, Ohio, was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 10, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Pamela A. Barker to 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to receipt and distribution of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, in October 2021, law enforcement authorities executed a search warrant at Kitlak’s Canton-area residence after receiving information that Kitlak had distributed approximately 252 images and videos of child pornography online.  During the search, authorities obtained multiple electronic devices later found to contain hundreds of files of child pornography, including at least one image involving a minor under the age of 12.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret A. Kane.

Updated October 11, 2022

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