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Former Children’s Swim School Employee Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

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

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Danielle Sebenick, 27, of Glenside, PA entered a guilty plea today before the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker, admitting to the crimes of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Sebenick was indicted by a federal grand jury in January of 2019 as a result of her trafficking in videos of child pornography on the Internet during November of 2018, while she was employed at the Kids First Swim School in Jenkintown, PA.

“Not only did this defendant commit the heinous crime of possessing and distributing child pornography, she did it while employed at a business that specializes in teaching children an important life skill,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain.  “Parents and caregivers bring their children to facilities like this with the expectation that the staff will teach them and keep them safe; they shouldn’t be worried that their children are in the presence of a sexual predator.”

“Homeland Security Investigations will remain steadfast in our dedication to identify, investigate and apprehend those who abuse the most vulnerable of our society – our children,” said Marlon V. Miller, special agent in charge of HSI Philadelphia. “Investigating and prosecuting the perpetrators of these horrendous crimes is one of our highest priorities and HSI will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to bring these criminals to justice.”

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Harrell.


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Updated May 8, 2019