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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Men from Mansfield and Perry indicted on child pornography charges

Men from Mansfield and Perry were indicted in federal court on child pornography charges.

Indicted are: Christopher Coffer, 41, of Mansfield, and Anthony V. Coladangelo, 50, of Perry. Their cases are not otherwise related.

Coffer was charged with knowingly transporting, shipping, receiving, distributing, reproducing for distribution, possession of visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Coffer knowingly received and distributed numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between May 15, 2016 through February 22, 2018, according to the indictment.

The indictment also charges that on or about April 4, 2018, Coffer possessed a computer which contained child pornography.

Coladangelo was charged with receipt and distribution of visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possession of child pornography.

Coladangelo knowingly received and distributed numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between January 7, 2019 through February 24, 2019, according to the indictment.

The indictment also charges that on or about April 16, 2019, Colandangelo knowingly possessed a computer that contained an image of child pornography, and at least one image involved in the offense involved a prepubescent minor or a minor who had not attained 12 years of age. 

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 were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office (Coladangelo).  

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S Attorneys Danielle K. Angeli, Brian Deckert and Michael A. Sullivan.

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(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated May 8, 2019