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New Cumberland Man Sentenced To Five Years’ Imprisonment For Receipt Of Child Pornography

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Earl T. Cook, Jr., age 55, of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on September 25, 2019, by United States District Court Judge John E. Jones III, to five years’ imprisonment followed by five years’ on supervised release, for receipt of child pornography.  Judge Jones also ordered Cook to pay an assessment of $5,000 under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Cook admitted to receiving child pornography over the internet between October 2014 and March 2015, in New Cumberland. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney James T. Clancy 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 For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."


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Updated September 26, 2019

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