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New York Man Sentenced For Possessing Child Pornography

August 9, 2010

ERIE, Pa. ‑ Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, August 9, 2010, that Kyle Rice, a resident of Panama, New York, has been sentenced in federal court in Erie to ten months in jail and ten years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal laws relating to the sexual exploitation of children.

United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin imposed the sentence on Rice, age 22.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold, Rice possessed numerous movies on his computer depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

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

Mr. Cessar commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rice.

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