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

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mansfield couple indicted for sexual exploitation of a child

A Mansfield couple was indicted on charges related to sexual exploitation of a child, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

 

Gary L. Fisher, 43, and Amy E. Glaze, 41, both from Mansfield, were charged with sexual exploitation of a child and destruction of evidence. Fisher was also charged with committing a felony offense involving a minor while being a registered sex offender.

 

Fisher and Glaze, did use, persuade, entice and coerce a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct. This took place from Aug. 1, 2016, through Nov. 21, 2016, according to the indictment.

 

Fisher and Glaze also knowingly altered, destroyed, concealed, and covered up any record, document, or tangible object, to wit: LG smartphone S/N 601VTYK1346642, a SanDisk microSD card, and the digital files contained thereon, with the intent to impede, obstruct, and influence the investigation and proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States. This took place between Dec. 31, 2016, through Jan. 9, 2017, according to the indictment

 

Fisher, being required by Ohio law to register as a sex offender, committed a felony offense involving a minor between Aug. 1, through Nov. 21, 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 Michael A. Sullivan following an investigation by the Mansfield and Canton offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mansfield and Canton Police Departments and the Pennsylvania State Police.

 

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.

Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 10, 2017