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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Harrisburg Man Sentenced To Five Years Imprisonment On Child Pornography Charges

     HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Senior United States District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo sentenced Robert K. Gallmann, Jr., age 56, of Harrisburg yesterday to five years in prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography, and ordered the defendant to serve 10 years in supervised release following completion of the sentence.

     According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Gallmann was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg in September 2013.  He pled guilty in November 2014 pursuant to a plea agreement.

     This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

     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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Updated June 18, 2015