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Delaware County Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - John Porter, 63, of Marple Township, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that on July 24, 2014 and June 3, 2015, Porter received and possessed images of child pornography. 


If convicted the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of 30 years in prison, supervised release, a $200 special assessment, and a possible fine.


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 (CEOS), 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


The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Josh A. Davison.


An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 4, 2016

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