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Philadelphia Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

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

PHILADELPHIA –U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that a Philadelphia man was charged with receiving and possessing child pornography.

Anthony Chiccini, 70, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with receiving and possessing a collection of more than 600 images and videos of children being sexually assaulted and depicted in sexually explicit positions on various dates in 2013 through 2018.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 60 years’ incarceration, which includes a 5-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, five years up to a lifetime of supervised release, $750,000 in fines, and a $300 special assessment.

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

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.                                                               

An indictment, information or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated June 15, 2018

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