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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cumberland County Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Receipt Of Child Pornography

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that David Allen Hoffman, age 68, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on August 1, 2017, by U.S. District Court Judge William W. Caldwell to five years’ imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release for receipt of images depicting the sexual exploitation of children. Judge Caldwell also ordered Hoffman to be immediately remanded into the custody of the United States Marshals Service.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Hoffman received images depicting the sexual abuse of children from an international company. After obtaining a warrant, federal law enforcement officers searched Hoffman’s home in August 2016, and located over 600 images depicting the sexual exploitation of children he received between December 2010 and February 2011.


This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom 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 August 2, 2017