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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 21, 2014

Lorain Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

Edward A. Dembiec, 53, of Lorain, Ohio, was charged with possession of child pornography, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The criminal information charges that from on or about October 1, 2008, through on or about May 5, 2013, in the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, and elsewhere, Dembiec, did knowingly possess an Apple iMac Desktop computer, an Acer Aspire Laptop computer, and numerous DVD/CD discs that contained child pornography, which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including by computer, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B).

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.

An information 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 12, 2015