Former Ride Operator at Children's Park Indicted for Child Exploitation

posted by Vic Gideon - 

Courtesy Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department

(CLEVELAND) A Cleveland man who formerly worked as a ride operator at Memphis Kiddie Park was indicted for filming numerous images and videos of an underage girl engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Miguel L. Wheeler, 33, was indicted on one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Wheeler produced numerous images of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct between Feb. 13, and July 25, 2018. He also possessed a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cell phone with images of child pornography on July 25, 2018, according to the indictment.

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 maximum.

The charges do not stem from his time working at Memphis Kiddie Park.

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