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Hanover Township man sentenced to 95 months in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography

March 28, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 26-year-old Hanover Township resident was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to 95 months in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Daniel Pruveadenti previously 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.

     Judge Munley also ordered Pruveadenti to serve a lifetime on supervised release following his prison sentence, pay a fine of $500, and pay a special assessment of $100. Pruveadenti must also comply with sex offender registration requirements following his release from prison.

     This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. 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

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.


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