News and Press Releases

Coraopolis Man Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

July 7, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, July 7, 2010, that Richard A. Usnick, a resident of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to two years in prison on his conviction of possession of child pornography.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Usnick, age 65.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Luke E. Dembosky, in and around May 2008, Usnick possessed computer video files depicting a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  The videos and the materials used to produce them had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

Mr. Cessar commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a member of the Western Pennsylvania Crimes Against Children Task Force, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Usnick.

Return to Top









USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Justice 101
Red Ribbon Week October 23-31
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Western District of Pennsylvania

honors October 2014 as

National Domestic Violence
Awareness Month

If you or someone you know
has been a victim of domestic violence please contact the
National Domestic Violence
Hotline at:



Opioid Overdose Reduction Action Plan
Text PGHOD to Tip411 (847411)