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Madison man charged with child pornography crimes

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

A Madison man was indicted on child pornography charges, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.


Slade A. Williams, 25, was charged with receiving and distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.


The indictment charges that Williams knowingly received and distributed numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place in November 2016, according to the indictment.


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 U.S. Attorney Carol M. Skutnik. The case was investigated by Speical Agent Michael Deterling with Homeland Security Investigations.  


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.


Mike Tobin

Updated January 4, 2018

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