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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mentor man indicted for having images of children being sexually exploited

A grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Kenneth Ray Evans, 51, of Mentor, with receiving visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.


If convicted, the defendants sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants 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.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian McDonough following an investigation by the Mentor Police Department and the FBI.


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.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 20, 2017