Two Ohio men were indicted on charges related to child pornography crimes.
Terry Gutshall, 41, of Mansfield, was charged with receiving and distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possessing child pornography.
John R. Garrett, III, 39, of Curtice, was charged with receiving and distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after 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.
Both cases were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Gutshall case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Angeli while the Garrett case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Tangeman Ballard.
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.