Men from University Heights and Lorain indicted for child pornography crimes
Two men from Northeast Ohio were indicted for crimes related to child pornography.
Jacob Langston Maclin, 24, of University Heights, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Buddy Young, 30, of Lorain was charged with receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Their cases are otherwise unrelated.
Maclin, in 2017, knowingly received and distributed numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Maclin also possessed an Apple iPhone 6s cell phone and a Dell Inspiron laptop computer on April 17, 2018, that contained child pornography, according to the indictment.
Young in August 2018 knowingly received numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Young knowingly possessed two cell phones that contained child pornography on Aug. 17, 2018, 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.
Both cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol M. Skutnik. The Maclin case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations. The Young case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigaton.
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.