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North Ridgeville man indicted for downloading multiple videos of young children being raped and sexually assaulted

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A North Ridgeville man was indicted for downloading multiple videos of young children being raped and sexually assaulted, law enforcement officials said.


Dana F. Cain, 48, was indicted on one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of a computer that contained child pornography.


Cain downloaded nearly 500 movie files from May 2015 through January 2017. These movies include images of toddlers and young girls being rapes and sexually assaulted, according to court documents.


The indictment also alleges that Cain possessed an Apple Macbook computer at his home on Avon Belden Road in North Ridgeville which contained child pornography.        


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.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Sullivan following an investigation by the FBI, the North Ridgeville Police Department and the Avon Police Department.  


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.


Mike Tobin

Updated December 15, 2017

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