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Lorain duo charged with sexual exploitation of children

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 14:51:03-05

LORAIN, Ohio — A man and woman have been federally charged with sexual exploitation of children after they were allegedly found with more than 200 video files of child pornography in their Lorain home, according to the U.S. District Attorney's Office.

Rosalina Dragga, 31, and Charles Nakoff, 32, both of Lorain, were charged with sexual exploitation of children. Nakoff was also charged with transportation of child pornography, receipt and distribution of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possession of child pornography.

Dragga is accused of allegedly working with Nakoff to produce images of child pornography.

In April, investigators began an investigation into Nakoff after Dropbox, Inc. notified law enforcement with the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children that approximately 215 alleged video files of child pornography were stored in an online account associated with Nakoff.

On July 21, a search warrant was executed at the Lorain residence, where authorities found three cell phones and three computers. Investigators said a forensic preview of Nakoff’s cell phone had alleged child exploitation images and videos involving various underage victims.

While conducting an analysis on one of Nakoff’s devices, investigators found a message string of “particular interest." This led investigators to a series of videos and images that showed an adult male, later identified as Nakoff, and an unidentified female, later identified as Dragga, allegedly engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor.

Investigators were able to identify Nakoff as the man in the pictures through Dragga. Investigators used publically available images online to match her with the images involving the minor.

Dragga told investigators that she cooperated with Nakoff in the production of the images, the release states.

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol M. Skutnik.