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Scranton Man Sentenced To 12 1/2 Years In Prison For Receiving, Distributing, And Possessing Child Pornography

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March 28, 2014

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that today in federal court in Scranton, a man was sentenced for the receipt, distribution, and possession of thousands of images and videos of child pornography.

     Senior United States District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik sentenced Daniel Albert Mall, age 35, of Scranton, to 151-months of imprisonment followed by a 10-year term of supervised release.  Mall also faces a lifetime sexual offender registration requirement pursuant to the Adam Walsh Act.

     According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, the case against Mall stems from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office – Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

     Mall was indicted by a grand jury in July 2012 with committing the offenses between 2001 and 2012.  He was arrested May 2012. Prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.

     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 Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

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