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Middle District of Pennsylvania

Friday, July 28, 2017

New Jersey Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Sexual Exploitation Of A Child

HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Janeski, age 38, of Edison, New Jersey was sentenced on July 27, 2017, by United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane to serve 360 months’ imprisonment for sexual exploitation of a child.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Janeski was a resident of New Jersey and began messaging with a fourteen-year-old child residing in York County through an I-Phone messaging application called KIK Messenger. In the course of the messaging, Janeski persuaded the child to send him sexually exploitative photos and videos. After a few months, Janeski traveled to Pennsylvania to meet with the child and took her to a York area hotel.


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."


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Northern York County Regional Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea Schinnour prosecuted the case.



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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 28, 2017