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Nicholson Man Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 33-year-old Nicholson resident pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to producing and attempting to produce child pornography.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Alfred Kenvyn admitted to persuading a nine-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct on an X-box web cam session between July and September 2012, and admitted to attempting to persuade an 11-year-old girl to engage in similar conduct in early 2012.

     The charge against Kenvyn resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Blooming Grove, New York Police Department.

     Under the terms of the plea agreement that was filed in the case, prosecutors and the defendant have agreed to recommend that Kenvyn be sentenced to 13 years in prison to be followed by supervised release for life. Sentencing will take place in July 2013.  Kenvyn remains in prison while awaiting sentencing.

     This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

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

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