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March 4, 2014

Child pornography charges filed against Ashtabula woman

CLEVELAND — A 23-year-old Ashtabula woman is facing pornography charges, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Kimberly Metzdorf has pleaded not guilty to charges of producing, receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography. A jury trial has been set for June 16 in U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio. A final pretrial will be held a week before the trial, court officials said.

The indictment charges that on or about July 8, 2013, July 12, 2013 and July 15, 2013, Metzdorf permitted a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, knowing that such visual depiction would be transported in interstate and foreign commerce.  

The indictment also charges that from on or about July 3, 2013, through on or about July 23, 2013, Metzdorf knowingly received and distributed in interstate and foreign commerce, numerous digital files, which files contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  

The indictment also charges that on Dec. 17, 2013, Metzdorf possessed an iphone that contained child pornography.

She is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals, but Dettelbach did not know which jail she is being held.

The Metzdorf case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Secur-ity Investigations.

Assistant U.S.Attorney Michael A. Sullivan will prosecute the case.

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