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Philadelphia Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

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

Richard Schultz, 34, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by information with possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the information, on or about July 2, 2015, Schultz possessed laptop computers, an Iphone, and a computer hard drive which contained more than 600 images of child pornography.


If convicted, Schultz faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison, a minimum five year term up to a lifetime of supervised release, a possible fine, a $100 special assessment, restitution, and forfeiture.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery W. Whitt.


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, 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

Updated December 18, 2015

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