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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Norton man indicted for travelling to Honduras to sexually assault children

Corey L. Bryant, 25, of Norton, Ohio, was indicted on charges of traveling in foreign commerce and engaging in illicit sexual conduct, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment charges that between on or about August 10, 2011 and May 21, 2012, Bryant, a citizen of the United States, traveled in foreign commerce, from the United States to Honduras, and engaged and attempted to engage in illicit sexual conduct with Minor #1, a person who was under 18 years of age.  The indictment also charges that between on or about February 13, 2013 and November 26, 2014, Bryant, a citizen of the United States, traveled in foreign commerce, from the United States to Honduras, and engaged and attempted to engage in illicit sexual conduct with Minor #2, a person who was under 18 years of age.  The indictment also charges that between on or about February 13, 2013 and November 26, 2014, Bryant, a citizen of the United States, traveled in foreign commerce, from the United States to Honduras, and engaged and attempted to engage in illicit sexual conduct with Minor #3, a person who was under 18 years of age.

If convicted, the sentence in this case will be determined by the court after consideration of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines which depend upon a number of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the unique 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 United States Attorney Michael A. Sullivan and Trial Attorney Amy Larson of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.  The case was investigated by the Cleveland Office of Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from HSI Tegucigalpa and the HSI Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit.

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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Updated May 20, 2015