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Lancaster Man Sentenced To 121 Months’ Imprisonment For Distribution And Receipt Of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Lloyd Hershey Wenger, Jr., age 46, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo to a 121-month term of imprisonment, followed by 20 years’ of supervised release. Judge Rambo further ordered that Wenger pay $5,000 in restitution. Wenger must also register as a sex offender.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Wenger had contact with an undercover FBI agent and shared numerous image files that depicted children, some as young as infants, engaged in sexually explicit conduct that he possessed. A forensic examination of Wenger’s computer revealed over 1,800 image files and over 500 video files containing child pornography.

     Wenger was indicted in February 2012 and pleaded guilty in August 2012.

     This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

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