Drummer for THE CORE OF YOUR NIGHTMARES Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on October 19, 2012, Martin L. Evanick, a/k/a “Vlad,  the 31-year-old drummer and vocalist for death metal band The Core of Your Nightmares has been arraigned and charged with Production of Child Pornography. The alleged violations took place on June 8, 2010, and April 20, 2011, in Madison County.

The offense charged in the indictment alleges that, between April 1, 2012 and April 21, 2012, Evanick took photographs of himself engaged in sexual activity with a minor, as well as close-up photographs of the minor’s genitalia. A trial date had not been set. If convicted of Production of Child Pornography, Evanick faces a term of imprisonment of not less than fifteen (15) years but not more than 30 years of imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of not less than five (5) years to life.

The other members of his band posted a statement on Facebook, saying, “We had no involvement or knowledge about these acts, and we in no way condone in such actions. What happened to him is unfortunate, but he brought it on himself.”

A trial date has not been set. Evanick is being held without bond pending trial.

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