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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Delaware County man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for manufacturing and possessing child pornography

PHILADELPHIA – Kristopher Pylant, of Upper Darby, PA, was sentenced on May 3, 2018, to 30 years in federal prison for manufacturing thousands of sexually explicit images of his minor stepdaughter and for his possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain. 

“This was a horrific crime in which a young victim endured an unimaginable ordeal for over three years,” said U.S Attorney McSwain. “The defendant victimized and sexually assaulted his stepdaughter beginning when she was just 13 years old, and he cruelly videotaped his assaults.”

U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe called the sexual assaults “sordid” and the defendant “dangerous and controlling.” Judge Rufe further characterized the defendant’s absolute control over his stepdaughter by noting, “You don’t need chains and whips to put someone in bondage.”

In addition to the term of imprisonment, the court imposed a lifetime of supervised release and ordered that the defendant have no contact with the victim or her family for the rest of his life. 

The case was investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office and the Upper Darby Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 8, 2018