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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Levittown man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession and transportation of child pornography

David Fetterolf, 54, was sentenced on April 25 to 10 years in prison for possessing more than 600 images and 29 videos of children being sexually abused, and for sharing the images and videos via the internet, announced United States Attorney William M. McSwain. Fetterolf pled guilty in November. Following his prison term, Fetterolf will be subject to a 10-year period of supervised release. He also received a $100,000 fine.

“This is a horrifying crime committed by a defendant who exploited children for his own sexual gratification,” U.S. Attorney McSwain said. “Fetterolf is part of a community of deviant individuals who enjoy watching the innocence of young children shattered, their intimate privacy destroyed, and the worst moments of their young lives documented forever for others.”

Fetterolf had a collection of child pornography images that included those depicting bondage and sadistic conduct.

“In a case like this, it’s important to remember his many young victims,” continued U.S. Attorney McSwain.  “Each image downloaded by the defendant depicts a horrifying, life-changing moment for a child.”

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Pennsylvania State Police. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sherri Stephan.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 26, 2018