Clarion County Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Sexually Explicit Images of Minors
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Clarion County has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months imprisonment followed by 10 years supervised release on his conviction of possessing child pornography, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster imposed the sentence on Daniel Sloan Beavers, 42, of Rimersburg, Pa.
According to information presented to the court, on or about Oct. 20, 2010, Beavers knowingly possessed visual depictions, namely, images and videos contained in computer graphic files, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Department of Homeland Security Investigations for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Beavers.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.