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Hanover Township Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2011

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 26-year-old Hanover Township resident pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to receiving and distributing child pornography.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Daniel Pruveadenti admitted to using a computer to download and share images of child pornography between 2003 and March 8, 2011.

     Pruveadenti was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2011, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police.

     Under the terms of the plea agreement, if it is accepted by the court, Pruveadenti will be sentenced to between 84 months and 120 months in prison, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release. The agreement also requires Pruveadenti to comply with sex offender registration and treatment requirements.

     U.S. Attorney Smith noted that 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 is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.


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