Former Pediatric Medical Assistant Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Exploitation
PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Cameron Carlucci, 27, of Philadelphia, PA, entered a guilty plea today to a federal indictment which charged him with two counts of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. The indictment stemmed from an investigation that determined Carlucci was trafficking in child pornography over the Internet for almost four years, from 2015 through his arrest in 2018. During that time, he amassed more than 56,000 images and videos that depicted mostly prepubescent boys, infants, and toddlers being sexually abused and exploited.
At the time that Carlucci distributed these images and videos over the Internet, he worked at Valley Pediatrics in Warminster, PA as a medical technician. To obtain employment with Valley Pediatrics, Carlucci falsified his application by denying his criminal history, which included a 2011 Pennsylvania conviction for possession of obscene materials and other sexual materials.
As a result of his guilty plea, Carlucci faces a statutory maximum of 60 years’ imprisonment, a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment, 5 years up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $750,000 fine, and $15,300 special assessment.
“Carlucci’s years of taking advantage of our community’s most vulnerable victims is reprehensible, but it is intensified by the fact that he had daily contact with children in a job he never should have had in the first place,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “Child exploitation is a pervasive problem – one that demands an aggressive response. We stand ready with our federal partners to identify and dismantle online forums that perpetuate this abuse.”
“Child exploitation cases are among the most disturbing the FBI works,” said Michael T. Harpster, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division. “They’re also some of the most impactful. We’re gratified to help take Cameron Carlucci off the street. Not only was he heavily involved with child pornography, but he purposely hid his criminal past to gain employment that allowed him daily interaction with children. If child predators can’t or won’t keep themselves away from kids, the FBI stands ready to step in and shut them down.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.