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Judge Sentences Glenshaw Man to 5½ Years in Prison for Possessing Sexually Explicit Videos of Minors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2013

PITTSBURGH - An Allegheny County man has been sentenced in federal court to 66 months imprisonment and to be followed by 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 Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Daniel L. King, 24, of Glenshaw, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on June 21, 2012, King possessed visual depictions, namely, videos 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of King.

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.

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