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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 20, 2019

Fulton County Man Sentenced To Over 17 Years’ Imprisonment For Distribution Of Child Pornography

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Clay Aaron Rasp, age 34, of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday to 210 months’ imprisonment by Chief United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner, for distribution of child pornography.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, in April 2019, Rasp pled guilty to distributing child pornography between January 2017 to July 2017, in McConnellsburg. During Rasp’s sentencing hearing, Chief Judge Conner noted Rasp’s efforts to lure an eleven-year-old child from Washington State to produce pornography for him as a factor in the 210-month sentence.

The Lower Heidelberg Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Consiglio  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  www.usdoj.gov/psc For more information about internet safety education, please visit  www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

         

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 20, 2019