philadelphia man charged With possession of child porn
Daniel Sion, 26, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, Sion knowingly possessed a computer hard drive which contained one or more visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of ten years of imprisonment, up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roberta Benjamin.
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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