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Luzerne County Man Was Sentenced To 120 Months’ Imprisonment For Sexual Exploitation Of Children

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that David Mark Scott, age 60, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for possession of videos and images involving sexual exploitation of children.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, from June 2017 through September 2018, Scott received and possessed multiple videos and images depicting minors under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct with adult males and females. 

In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Mannion ordered that Scott comply with the Sexual Offender and Registration Notification Act (SORNA), a national system for the registration of sex offenders.

The matter was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.

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 for more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."


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Updated November 12, 2019

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