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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wayne Man Charged With Intent to View Child Pornography

Christopher Haas, 60 of Wayne, Pennsylvania was charged today by Information with accessing an internet website with the intent to view child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The information charges that Haas accessed an internet webpage on March 21 and 22, 2016, with the intent to view child pornography.     

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, forfeiture, restitution, at least 5 years of supervised release up to a lifetime of supervised release, and special assessments of $100 and $5,000.

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 Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of the Radnor Police Department and the Villanova University Department of Public Safety, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Albert S. Glenn.

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

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 23, 2016