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Canadian Sentenced To Prison For Transporting Obscene Material Via Computer

October 18 , 2011

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Alberta, Canada, has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal law relating to the transportation of obscene material, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin imposed the sentence on Ronald Cail, 53.

According to information presented to the court, Cail transported obscene material via computer from Canada to an undercover Erie County Detective in July 2006.  That obscene material included movie clips depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Erie County Detectives and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Cail.

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