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December 18, 2015

Lorain Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography with More Than a Dozen Children

A grand jury returned a 15-count superseding indictment charging Robert B. Ray, 52, of Lorain, with producing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, receiving, and possessing child pornography, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Between 2009 and 2013, Ray induced or coerced 13 different minor children into sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of creating child pornography, according the the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a review of 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 Brian M. McDonough following an investigation by the FBI Cleveland Field Office, Elyria Resident Agency.

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

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