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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Philadelphia Man Sentenced To 60 Years In Prison For Producing Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIA - Steven Mazer, 27, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 60 years in prison, the statutory maximum, for production of child pornography.  Mazer pleaded guilty on June 24, 2013 to two counts of production of child pornography.

            In December 2011, Mazer agreed to babysit a friend’s two minor children, a two year-old and a three year-old.  While he was babysitting, Mazer enticed and coerced the children to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.  Mazer video recorded the sexually violent acts.

In addition to the 60-year prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Jan E. DuBois ordered a fine of $2,500, five years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment.    

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vineet Gauri.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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Updated December 15, 2014