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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Maumee man indicted on child pornography charges and for attempting to coerce what he believed to be a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity

A Maumee man was indicted for attempting to coerce what he believed to be a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

Ryan Davis, 30, was indicted on one count of coercion or enticement and one count of receipt or distribution of child pornography.

Davis, between April 24 and 30, 2019, attempted to coerce an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity, according to the indictment.

Davis knowingly received and distributed child pornography between 2016 and 2019, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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.

The investigating agency in this case is the FBI. It  is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Ballard Tangeman.     

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated June 6, 2019