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Sheffield Lake woman sentenced to 12 years in prison for production of child pornography

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

A Sheffield Lake woman was sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison for producing and possessing images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Office.

Megan A. Boyer, 24, was sentenced to 150 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to two counts.

From February 27, 2013, through on or about February 13, 2014, Boyer did use, persuade, induce, entice and coerce a two minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct, for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct and such visual depiction was produced or transmitted using materials that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce by any means, including by computer, according to court documents.

Boyer is further charged with possessing a Verizon HTC cell phone, a removable secure digital card (SD card), and several Polaroid photographs that contained child pornography on February 13, 2014, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carol M. Skutnik. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Elyria Office.

Updated April 28, 2015

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