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Elkins Park Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

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

Matthew McAlpin, 41, of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania was charged today by Information with one count of possession of child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

It is alleged that on December 10, 2015, McAlpin possessed over five thousand images or videos of child pornography, or visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and that his collection included depictions involving the sexual victimization of minors under the age of 12 years.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years imprisonment, a term of supervised release, $250,000 fine, mandatory restitution, forfeiture, a $100 special assessment, and a $5,000 additional special assessment under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, Abington Township Police Department, and the Montgomery County Detective Bureau. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Priya T. De Souza.

Updated August 24, 2017

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