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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Local Man Charged with Producing Child Pornography

DAYTON – A federal grand jury has charged Travis E. Walker, 35, of Miami Township, Ohio, with producing, distributing and possessing child pornography in a six-count indictment returned here.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer and Miami Township Police Chief Ronald L. Hess announced the charges.

According to the indictment, beginning in at least January 2018 and continuing through May 7, 2018, Walker allegedly sexually abused a minor in order to create child pornography. He is also charged with distributing and possessing child pornography.

Producing child pornography is punishable by 15 to 30 years in prison. Distributing child pornography carries a potential sentence of five to 20 years in prison. Possessing child pornography is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the FBI, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office RANGE Task Force and Miami Township Police, as well as Assistant United States Attorney SaMee Harden, who is prosecuting the case.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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jennifer.thornton@usdoj.gov
Updated May 29, 2018