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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Local Man Indicted on 16 Charges Related to Sex Crimes Against Children, Child Pornography

Investigators Ask for Information from any Additional Victims

DAYTON – A federal grand jury has charged Tyler Ulm, 23, of Dayton, with production and other crimes related to child pornography.

Law enforcement officials ask anyone in the public with information about other potential victims related to this case to contact the FBI at 513-421-4310.

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 and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the charges.

The indictment charges Ulm with seven counts of producing child pornography over the course of at least one year with at least two minor victims.

It is also alleged that Ulm advertised, distributed, received and possessed child pornography, as well as attempted to travel with the intent of engaging in illicit sexual conduct.

Finally, Ulm allegedly committed a felony offense involving a minor while being required to register as a sex offender.

Producing child pornography is a crime punishable by 15-30 years in prison. Attempting to travel for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct is a crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Advertising child pornography carries a potential penalty of 15 to 30 years in prison. Distributing and receiving child pornography are each crimes punishable by five to 20 years in prison, and possessing child pornography carries a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Committing a felony offense involving a minor while being required to register as a sex offender adds 10 years in addition to any other sentence imposed.

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the FBI and Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), 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 April 4, 2018