Carbon County Man Charged With Receipt And Distribution Of Child Pornography
SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Kevin Mattson, age 40, of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information with receipt and distribution of child pornography.
According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Mattson allegedly shared visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct using his computer between January 2016 and April 2017.
The investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations – Philadelphia Division. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski is prosecuting the case.
The Criminal Information was filed pursuant to a plea agreement with the defendant. The plea agreement, which is subject to approval by the court, includes sexual offender registration requirements.
Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.
A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
There is a minimum mandatory five-year penalty and the maximum penalty under federal law is 20 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.
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