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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Reading Man Charged With Production Of Child Pornography

             Sean Fager, 51, of Reading, PA, was charged today by Indictment1 with two counts of production of child pornography, one count of transportation of child pornography, and two counts of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

             If convicted, the defendants face a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years’ imprisonment and a maximum sentence of thirty years’ imprisonment on each of counts one and two, a mandatory minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a maximum sentence of twenty years imprisonment on count three, a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment on each of counts four and five, a $1,250,000 fine, a mandatory minimum period of five years up to lifetime period of supervised release, and a $500 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, the Berks County Detectives, with assistance from the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle L. Morgan.

[1] An Information, Indictment or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 21, 2016