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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Men from Avon Lake, Concord and Ravenna indicted for child pornography crimes

Three men were indicted in federal court for crimes related to child pornography.

Shaun M. Stoneham, 37, of Avon Lake, was charged with receiving, possessing and accessing with intent to view child pornography.

Stoneham received numerous images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between June and September 2017, according to the indictment.

David Greathouse, Jr., 32, of Ravenna, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Greathouse received numerous images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between May 2017 and October 2018. He also possessed a computer and phone which contained child pornography, according to the indictment.  

Sean P. McElhatten, Jr., 30, of Concord, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

McElhatten received numerous images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between March and July 2017. He also possessed a computer and flash drives which contained child pornography, 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.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Sullivan.

The Stoneham case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

The Greathouse case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Tallmadge Police Department and the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office.  

The McElhatten case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Geauga County Sheriff’s 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.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated November 14, 2018