Philadelphia Man Charged with Child Pornography
Kyle Hobbs, 24 of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by Information with possession of child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, forfeiture, restitution, at least 5 years of supervised release up to a lifetime of supervised release, and special assessments of $100 and, if not indigent, an additional $5,000.
The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Albert S. Glenn.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys= Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.