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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to 72 months imprisonment to be followed by 10 years of supervised release on his conviction of receipt of material involving exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Jared Montgomery, 29, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, in the months leading up to April 26, 2012, Montgomery possessed and distributed visual depictions, namely, images and videos in computer graphics files, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Allegheny County District Attorney for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jared Montgomery.

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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