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Van Wert man indicted for child pornography

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

A Van Wert man was indicted for crimes involving child pornography, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.


Roy Allen Nichols, 54, was charged with receipt and distribution of child pornography


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.


The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Ballard Tangeman following an investigation by the FBI in Lima.


An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated September 14, 2017

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