Gomer man facing federal child pornography charges


TOLEDO — A Gomer man is facing federal child pornography charges, the result of an ongoing investigation conducted by the Cleveland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to the indictment, Michael S. Crawford, 63, allegedly received and distributed numerous computer files containing images of children in sexually explicit conduct between the years of 2014 and 2018.

Crawford entered pleas of not guilty to all charges during an Aug. 9 arraignment hearing at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in Toledo.

A pre-trial conference was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 before Federal Judge Jack Zouhary.

Also indicted on idential charges in an unrelated case was Michael Butler, 50, of Defiance.

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