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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
Acting UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

April 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Boyerstown, Pennsylvania, Resident Sentenced for
Transmitting Obscene Material to a Minor

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 30 year old Boyerstown, Pennsylvania, resident was sentenced on April 23, 2010, in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that ANTHONY SHANE GREENLEAF was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. GREENLEAF entered a plea of guilty on January 15, 2010, to one count of transmitting obscene material to a minor through a computer from Pennsylvania to the Northern District of West Virginia on March 1, 2009. GREENLEAF, who is free on bond, will self-report to a designated federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard. The case was investigated by the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is headed-up and organized by the West Virginia State Police.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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