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Montandon man charged following nationwide law enforcement operation targeting individuals possessing and trading child pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2011

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that charges have been filed against Jeffrey S. Boop of Montandon, Pennsylvania.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Boop, age 50, is charged in a one-count Information with possession of child pornography. The Information also charges that Boop has a prior conviction in Florida relating to abusive sexual conduct involving a minor.

     The charge arose out of a nationwide operation targeting individuals possessing and trading child pornography.

     If convicted of the offense, Boop faces a maximum penalty of 20 years confinement, and a fine of $250,000.

     The investigation was conducted by the Immigration and Customs Service, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Assistant United States Attorney, Wayne P. Samuelson, is assigned to prosecute the case.

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