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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Honesdale Man Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Drew Lynn Jennings, age 35, of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was indicted on May 31, 2022, by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that Jennings attempted to distribute child pornography on June 5, June 22 and June 23, 2021, in Wayne County.    

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenny P. Roberts is prosecuting 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."

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 20 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 2, 2022