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Former Blairsville Resident Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A former resident of Indiana County, Pa., has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in federal court to 36 months in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release on his conviction of possession of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Jared Lee Clark, 25, of Jeffersonville, New York.

According to information presented to the court, on Jan. 9, 2009, during the execution of a search warrant at Clark's former residence in Blairsville, Pa., Clark was found to be in possession of computer graphics files containing videos and still images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  The images he possessed included those of prepubescent minors engaged in sexual intercourse, as well as those which depicted bondage and other sexual violence.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Clark.

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. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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