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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Olyphant Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Attempted Enticement Of A Minor For Sexual Purposes

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Brian LaChance, age 28, of Olyphant, was sentenced to 10 years in prison today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy, for using a facility of interstate commerce to attempt to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

 

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, LaChance previously pleaded guilty to using the internet and a cell phone to attempt to entice and persuade a 15-year-old female to send him sexually explicit photographs of herself. LaChance committed the offense in November 2015.

 

Judge Conaboy also ordered that LaChance be placed on supervised release for 10 years following his prison sentence. LaChance must also register as a sex offender, receive sex offender treatment, and comply with sex offender notification provisions.

 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Army criminal investigators. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa 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 "resources."

 

 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 18, 2017