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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Folcroft Man Charged With Child Pornography

Jeffrey Keagle, 48 of, Folcroft, PA was charged today by Indictment1 of distribution, receipt, and possession of a collection of more than 75,000 images and videos of children being sexually abused and in sexually explicit positions on various dates in 2015 and 2016 announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Keagle is currently incarcerated in Delaware County on local charges and will be transported for his initial appearance in Magistrate Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 80 years’ incarceration, a 5 year mandatory minimum, $1,000,000 in fines, and a $60,000 mandatory 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 the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.

[1] An Information, Indictment or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 21, 2016