South Carolina man indicted in federal court in Cleveland on charges of kidnapping and obstruction of justice
A South Carolina man was indicted in federal court in Cleveland on charges of kidnapping and obstruction of justice.
Anthony Ingram, 32, was arrested in Kentucky. He has been indicted on one count of kidnapping and one count of obstruction of justice.
According to the indictment:
Ingram on August 10, 2018, kidnapped a person identified in the indictment as H.K. for the purpose of sexually assaulting her. He used a semi-trailer truck to transport her from Michigan to Ohio as part of the kidnapping.
Ingram also discarded a cellular phone, clothing and towel on August 10, 2018, for the purpose of making them unavailable for any court proceeding, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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 was investigated by the FBI, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, with assistance from the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Daly.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The burden of proof is always on the government to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.