Doylestown Man Indicted On Child Pornography Charges
PHILADELPHIA - Kurt Krumpholz, 55, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with attempting to entice a minor, production of child pornography, and receipt of child pornography announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.
The indictment alleges that from November 2014 through January 2015, Krumpholz enticed and coerced minors, who were 11 and 14 years old, to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography and did receive that child pornography.
The indictment also alleges that in January 2015, Krumpholz used the Internet to attempt to persuade an individual whom Krumpholz believed to be a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life and a mandatory minimum term of incarceration of 15 years, a minimum five years up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $1.75 million dollar fine, mandatory restitution, forfeiture, and a $700 special assessment. .
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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, East Norriton Police Department, Montgomery County Detectives, and Bucks County Detectives and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Priya T. De Souza.
An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.