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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cleveland sex offender faces child pornography charges

A grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Adam Libbey-Tipton, 29, of Cleveland, with one count of accessing with intent to view visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct; and one count of possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Libbey-Tipton is a registered sex offender, according to court documents.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a 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.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian McDonough following an investigation by the Cleveland Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 27, 2016