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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Aston Township Man Indicted for Manufacturing Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Charles Orlando, 41, of Aston Township, PA was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with five counts of manufacturing child pornography, two counts of receipt of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.

The federal indictment charges him with manufacturing sexually explicit images involving two minor girls, and with receiving and possessing an additional 1,300 pornographic images of children on the Internet. The indictment charges the defendant with committing these crimes since 2011.

“Manufacturing child pornography is one of the most serious charges that my Office pursues,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to stop child exploitation, as these types of crimes affect our youngest and most vulnerable members of the community.”

If convicted, Orlando faces a statutory maximum sentence of 210 years’ incarceration, a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment, 5 years up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $2,000,000 fine, an $800 special assessment, and, if found not to be indigent, an additional $15,000 special assessment. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC).  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.

An indictment, information, or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 8, 2018