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Chambersburg Man Sentenced To 15 Years’ Imprisonment For Production And Possession Of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that David Robinson, age 32, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on December 20, 2021, to 15 years’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for production and possession of child pornography.  The sentence also includes a 15-year term of supervised release, which will follow the term of imprisonment.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Robinson previously admitted that in July 2020 he sexually abused his 8-month-old daughter and filmed and photographed the abuse.  Robinson then uploaded the videos and images to a public file-sharing program so that others could view the abuse.  Additionally, Robinson downloaded and possessed images and videos depicting child pornography and child sexual abuse from on-line websites.  He was arrested in July 2020 and subsequently pleaded guilty to the two offenses.

The case was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and Homeland Security Investigations.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daryl F. Bloom and Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul J. Miovas, Jr. 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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Updated December 21, 2021

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