A Kelley's Island man was indicted in federal court on child pornography charges.
James William Campbell, 47, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of promoting and distributing obscene or sexually explicit material of minors.
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 investigating agency in this case is the U.S. Secret Service. The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracey Ballard Tangeman and Ashley A. Futrell.
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.