Philadelphia Man Charged With Receipt Of Child Pornography
Tony Myers, 29, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by Indictment, unsealed yesterday, with two counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that on or about August 7, 2013, February 16, 2014 and April 2, 2014, Myers received and possessed images of child pornography.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of fifty years in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.
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.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Josh A. Davison.
An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.