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Colorado Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, May 10, 2010, that Leonard R. Caltrider, a resident of Delta, Colorado, has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to six months in prison, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and the requirement to register as a sex offender on his conviction of possession of child pornography.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Caltrider, age 68.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr.,  on January 11, 2005, Caltrider knowingly possessed images in individual computer graphic files which were produced using minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  The computer graphic files were shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.  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 Attorney's 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Mr. Cessar commended the Pennsylvania State Police Area III Computer Crimes Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Caltrider.

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