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Elyria man indicted for child pornography violation

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

Brian C. Sanner, 25, of Elyria, was charged with receiving visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment charges that on or about April 22, 2015, through on or about August 27, 2015, in the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, and elsewhere, Sanner did knowingly receive in interstate and foreign commerce, by computer, numerous computer files, which files contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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 Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, 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.

Updated April 28, 2016

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