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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

East Liverpool man indicted for possessing images of child sexual abuse

Donald Guthrie, Jr., 56, of East Liverpool, was charged with receiving visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possession of child pornography, said Carole S. Rendon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Guthrie received numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between June and August 2014,  On November 6, 2015, Guthrie was in possession of a Gateway LX series computer that contained child pornography, 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 United States Attorney Carol M. Skutnik.  The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Cleveland Office.

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 June 21, 2016