Judge Sentences Warren, Pa., Child Porn Possessor To 51 Months In Prison
ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Warren, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 51 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal laws relating to the sexual exploitation of children, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin imposed the sentence on Edward Lee Exley, 49.
According to information presented to the court, Exley possessed computer images depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
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.justice.gov/psc.
Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold 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 Exley.