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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Hanover Man Sentenced To 14 Years’ Imprisonment For Distributing Child Pornography

HARRISBURG—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Andrew Michael Rogers, age 39, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on October 19, 2021 to 14 years’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson for receiving, distributing, and attempting to distribute child pornography.  Rogers was also ordered to serve 15 years of supervised release following his release from prison, and to pay $134,000 in restitution to victims.

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Rogers previously pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing images of child pornography within Middle District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere.  At the time of his arrest, Rogers was found to be in possession of more than 3,400 images of child pornography, including images of prepubescent children, and sexually explicit material involving children that depicted sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby 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.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 20, 2021