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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 9, 2016

Orangeville, Pennsylvania Man Sentenced For Distribution Of Child Pornography

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Cedrick Vaughn Perkins, age 20, of Orangeville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann, to 60 months’ imprisonment on child pornography distribution charges.

Judge Brann also ordered Perkins to pay $3,000 in restitution and to register as a sex offender. 

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Homeland Security Investigators received information from the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that Perkins downloaded numerous videos and images containing child pornography from the internet between January and June 2015.  Forensic examination of Perkins’s cell phone and computer revealed approximately 75 images and 90 videos of child pornography.

“HSI agents are committed to thwarting the distribution of child pornography, and ensuring criminals like the defendant are brought to justice for preying on vulnerable children,” said Marlon V. Miller, special agent in charge of HSI in Pennsylvania.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney Todd K. Hinkley 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 December 9, 2016