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Coraopolis Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

June 17, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A former resident of Coraopolis, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, and was sentenced to 60 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

David Riley, 45, pleaded guilty to one count before Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from in or around December 1998, through in or around the year 2000, Riley possessed visual depictions, namely Polaroid photographs, that depicted a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  The photographs were produced using materials which had been mailed and shipped in interstate and foreign commerce.  In connection with the commission of the offense, Riley transported and caused the minor victim, who was under the age of 16, to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction or photograph of such conduct.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Riley.

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

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