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Lima man indicted on child pornography charge

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

An indictment was filed charging Richard Hack, 27, of Lima, with receipt and distribution of material involving the sexual exploitation of children, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The conduct took place between 2011 and 2015, according to the indictment

If convicted, the defendant 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, in Toledo.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States 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.

Updated June 2, 2016

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