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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Massillon Man Faces Child Pornography Charge

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today that Gregory Allen Mays, 53, of Massillon, Ohio, was charged with producing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The indictment charges that from in or about June 14, 2013, through on or about July 23, 2013, Mays did use, persuade, induce, entice and coerce a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct and such visual depiction was produced or transmitted using materials that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce by any means, including by computer. 

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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Canton Office.

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.

Updated March 12, 2015