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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Fulton County man indicted for allegedly attempting to coerce a 15-year-old girl into sexual activity

A Fulton County man was indicted for allegedly attempting to coerce a 15-year-old girl into sexual conduct.

Kyle Brackman, 25, of Delta, Ohio, was indicted on one count of coercion and enticement of a minor.

According to court documents:

A high school principal in Iowa contacted local police in 2017 after learning a 15-year-old student was communicating with Brackman and the messages were sexual in nature.

Brackman sent the juvenile four images of his genitals and solicited a video from the girl, according to court documents.

Brackman was arrested on July 28, 2019 after officers responded to reports of a male making sexually suggestive remarks and gestures to a 10-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl, according to court documents

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, which is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Ballard Tangeman. 

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are 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 October 24, 2019