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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Holland, Ohio, Man Charged With Transporting Minor Across State Lines To Engage In Illegal Sexual Activity

An indictment was filed charging Robert Pollard, 23, of Holland, Ohio, with transportation of a minor across a state line with intent to engage in prostitution or illegal sexual activity on April 16, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

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 investigating agency in this case is the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Alissa M. Sterling.        

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 March 12, 2015