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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Collegeville Man Charged In Child Exploitation Case

Matthew Krapf, 43, of Collegeville, PA, is charged by Indictment, unsealed today, with numerous counts of child exploitation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Krapf is charged with 10 counts, each, of using or inducing a child to pose for child pornography, use of an interstate commerce facility to entice a minor to engage in sexual contact, three counts of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. He is currently in federal custody awaiting trial.

According to the indictment, Krapf abused the children at locations in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

If convicted of all charges, Krapf faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, and a mandatory minimum of 15 years. 

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and the Limerick Township Police Department, and 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.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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Updated December 15, 2014