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new jersey man sentenced to 10 years for attempted internet enticement of a minor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2011

    The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 41-year-old Mount Laurel, New Jersey, resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday by U.S. District Court Senior Judge A. Richard Caputo for using the internet to attempt to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Randall Reddig previously admitted to committing the offense during November 2007 to July 2009.

      Reddig was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2009, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Scranton Police, and the Lackawanna County District Attorney's Office.

     Judge Caputo also ordered that Reddig be placed on supervised release for life following his prison sentence, pay a $1,000 fine and a special assessment of $100.

      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.

     U.S. Attorney Smith noted that the case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

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