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Wyoming County Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Receipt And Distribution Of Child Pornography And Possession Of A Destructive Device

September 12, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Wyoming County man was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Richard P. Conaboy to serve 60 months in prison on the charges of Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of a Destructive Device.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Joseph Keller, age 28, formerly of Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, admitted to using a computer to download and distribute images of child pornography in 2011 and to possessing an unregistered homemade destructive device.

     In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Conaboy also ordered that Keller be supervised by a probation officer for twenty years following his prison sentence.

     The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.


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