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North Side Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Allegheny County has been sentenced in federal court to 45 months in prison and 10 years supervised release on his conviction of Possession of Material Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Charles Edward King, 30, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on or about Oct. 8, 2009, King knowingly possessed visual depictions, namely, images and videos contained in computer graphics files, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar 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 King.

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.

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