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Child Pornography Collector Sentenced to 7+ Years in Prison

June 12, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Beaver County man has been sentenced in federal court to 87 months imprisonment followed by 10 years supervised release on his conviction of possessing and receiving child pornography, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Kenneth A. Michel, 51, of Aliquippa, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, Michel knowingly possessed and received 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. Mr. Michel possessed more than 200,000 images depicting child pornography.

Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Michel.

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