Indictment Charging York County Man with Possession of Child Pornography Unsealed
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging a York County man with possession of child pornography.
According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, on December 14, 2011, a federal grand jury sitting in Harrisburg indicted Michael Savageau, age 30, of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, for possession of child pornography. The indictment was sealed pending Savageau's arrest on December 15, 2011.
Agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement executed a federal search warrant on Savageau's residence and located a personal commuter that allegedly contained hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.
This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police. Prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Consiglio.
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