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Butler Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Porn

August 9, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, August 9, 2010, that on August 6, 2010, David J. Wood, a resident of Butler, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to five years in prison, followed by ten years supervised release, on his conviction of possession of child pornography.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Wood, age 34.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman, on June 25, 2009, Wood possessed approximately 50,000 images and 200 videos constituting child pornography.

Mr. Cessar commended the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the City of Butler Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of David J. Wood.

Launched in February 2006, Project Safe Childhood is a 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

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