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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lock Haven Man Sentenced To 30 Years’ Imprisonment For Producing Child Pornography

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Grenninger, age 38, of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on April 6, 2021, to 360 months' imprisonment to be followed by a 10-year term of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann, for producing child pornography.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Genninger sexually abused an eight-year-old child and photographed the abuse.  Genninger also produced videos of minors ranging from age eight through their early teens engaged in secually explicit conduct.  Additionally, Genninger attempted to arrange meetings with 11-year-old girls in Virginia and New York City for sex, and sent a pornographc image of himself over the internet.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office, and the Christiansburg (Virginia) Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey W. MacArthur 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 April 7, 2021