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Mars Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Butler County, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one‑count indictment, returned on March 15, 2011, and unsealed today, names Bradley J. Schrott, 28, of Mars, Pa., as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on or about April 6, 2010, Schrott possessed still images and videos containing child pornography in computer graphics files.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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