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January 31, 2011

   The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that it has filed a criminal charge against Joseph Kupetsky, age 32, Factoryville, Pennsylvania, alleging sexual abuse of a minor.

   According to the Information, between December 2009 and January 2010, Kupetsky engaged in a sexual act with a female child who had not attained the age of 16 years on the grounds of the Federal prison at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The incident occurred in a residence located at the facility.

   If convicted, Kupetsky could be imprisoned for a total statutory maximum term of 15 years and fines in the amount of $250,000.

    The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Williamsport Office and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.

An Indictment or Information is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Grand Jury and/or United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant has pled guilty to the charges.

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