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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Carbon County Man Sentenced To Over 22 Years In Prison For Sexual Exploitation Of Children

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jason Keiser, age 27, of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on October 9, 2018, to 270 months’ imprisonment and 20 years’ supervised release by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for sexual exploitation of children. Judge Mannion also ordered that Keiser be required to comply with the Sexual Offender and Registration Notification Act (SORNA), a national system for the registration of sex offenders.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, in May 2017, Keiser produced videos and visual depictions of minors under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

The charges stemmed from a federal law enforcement investigation, in which investigators executed search warrants that resulted in the discovery of a very large collection of child pornography on Keiser’s electronic devices, including child pornography images and videos created by Keiser.  Keiser also shared child pornography with others via social media applications.

Keiser was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2017, after an investigation conducted by United States Homeland Security Investigations – Philadelphia Division.  Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit for more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."


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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 16, 2018