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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Eastlake Man Faces Child Pornography Charges

David M. Moyer, 69, of Eastlake, was charged with receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

From on or about July 30, 1998, through on or about May 21, 2012, Moyer knowingly received by computer, numerous computer files, which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  On October 30, 2013, images of child pornography were also found on his DVD/CD’s, flash memory devices, computers, and external hard drives, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the sentence in this case will be determined by the court after consideration of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines which depend upon a number of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the unique 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 United States Postal Inspection Service in Cleveland

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 March 18, 2015