Folcroft Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Internet Child Exploitation
Jeffrey Keagle, 49 of, Folcroft, PA was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in federal prison for his conviction for distribution, receipt, and possession of a collection of more than 75,000 images and videos of children being sexually assaulted and abused, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.
This was Keagle’s first arrest. In addition to the 20 year term of incarceration, District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno also imposed a 20 year term of supervised release, $45,000 in restitution payments to the victims, $400 in special assessments, and forfeiture of all of Keagle’s computer and electronic equipment used in these offenses.
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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.