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Cranberry Soccer Coach Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

January 7, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Cranberry Township, Pa., was sentenced in federal court on Jan. 6, 2011, to three years in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release on his conviction of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on James Caye, 66.

According to information presented to the court, in September 2008, Caye, a former Cranberry Township soccer coach, possessed still images and videos containing child pornography in hard copy form and computer graphics files. The child pornography included depictions of both female and male prepubescent children. Caye further possessed altered photographs and depictions of children that he currently and previously coached.  Caye, upon release from incarceration, is required to register as a sex offender in the state in which he lives and/or works.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Cranberry Township Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Caye.

This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, 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.

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