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March , 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan, and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement today announced the filing of a one-count indictment* charging Matthew Jonathans with possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4). According to the court records, on August 3, 2006, a search warrant was executed at Jonathans’ residence in Greenville, Montgomery County, and his computer was seized. Analysis of the computer revealed at least 732 images and 26 videos of child pornography that depicted infants and pre-pubescent minors in bondage, and engaged in sexual activity with themselves, with other children and with adults.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Matthew Jonathans
Greenville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
24 years old

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, $250,000 fine and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the United States Attorney’s Office. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle T. Rotella.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525

*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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