Reading Man Charged With Possession of Child Pornography
James Walker, 28 of Reading, PA was charged today by Indictment with possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of twenty years imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, a mandatory minimum 5 years supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $5,000 special assessment. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Rosalynda M. Michetti.
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.
An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty