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

Friday, March 29, 2013

Milton Man Federally Charged With Sexual Exploitation

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Brian Edward Kelson, Jr., age 21, of Milton, Pennsylvania was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg charging him with two counts of producing materials involving the sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography.

     This case is being jointly investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Milton Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.

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

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this particular case, the mandatory minimum penalty under the federal statute is 15 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

Updated April 9, 2015