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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Carbondale Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For Receiving Child Pornography

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 27-year-old Carbondale man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy in Scranton, for using a computer to download child pornography from an internet website.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Edward Jeter, previously pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography between the dates of November 2014 and August 2015. Agents executed a search warrant and found more than 90 videos and more than 2100 images of child pornography on Jeter’s computer, including images of children between the ages of 3 and 14 being sexually molested by adults.

Jeter was charged in a criminal Information filed by the United States Attorney in November 2015, as a result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Judge Conaboy also ordered Jeter to serve five years on supervised release after serving his prison sentence. Jeter must also register as a sex offender, receive sex offender treatment, and abide by restrictions on associating with minors.  

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  www.usdoj.gov/psc For more information about internet safety education, please visit  www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.


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Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 12, 2016