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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Porn Collection

January 20, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 78 months in prison and 12 years of supervised release on his conviction for child pornography crimes, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Daniel Toler, 49.

According to information presented to the court, Toler collected graphic images and videos of prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge McVerry stated that he was extremely troubled by the defendant's conduct, which included communications with an undercover agent posing as the mother of two children.  In his communications, the defendant directed the "mother" and "children" to engage in sexual acts with each other, and exposed himself via webcam.

Assistant United States Attorney Soo C. Song prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the High Tech Crimes Task Force, including Homeland Security Investigations, Allegheny County Police and Pittsburgh Police, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Toler.

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