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Judge Sentences Coraopolis Man To Six Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

April 8, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, April 8, 2010, that Michael D. Wallace, a resident of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to 78 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release, on his conviction of possession of child pornography.

Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch imposed the sentence on Wallace, age 26.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Scott W. Brady, on October 3, 2008, Wallace possessed more than 600 images of child pornography.

Mr. Cessar commended the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Michael D. Wallace.

Launched in February 2006, Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. 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

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