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Philadelphia Man Charged With Child Pornography

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

James Horton, 25, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged today in a three-count Indictment accessing or attempting to access depictions of sexually explicit conduct involving minors, and receiving and distributing or attempting to receive or distribute child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 50 years incarceration, 5 years to lifetime supervised release, and $1,000,000 in fines.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric L. Gibson.


An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 29, 2017

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