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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mansfield man indicted for having child pornography

Dennis J. Northover, II, 27, of Mansfield, was charged with one count of receiving and distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja

 

If convicted, the defendants sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants 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 case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian M. McDonough following an investigation by the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force.

 

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.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated June 1, 2017