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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Indictment Charges West Chester Man With Possession Of Child Pornography

Stephen Paradis, Jr., 23, of West Chester, PA, was charged today by Information with possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The information alleges that on or about December 10, 2013, Paradis, Jr., possessed one or more visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of ten years’ imprisonment and a three-year period of supervised release.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (PA ICAC), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roberta Benjamin.

An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2014