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Perry County Man Sentenced To 121 Months’ Imprisonment For Receiving 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 on October 30, 2023, Todd Franklin Stydinger, age 42, of Perry County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 121 months’ imprisonment for receiving child pornography. 

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Stydinger previously pleaded guilty to receiving images and videos of child pornography. A search warrant was executed on Stydinger’s residence, and 13 electronic devices were seized. It was found that Stydinger downloaded 198 images and 73 videos depicting child pornography using multiple platforms.

Judge Conner also ordered Stydinger to serve 15 years on supervised release after the conclusion of his prison sentence and ordered Stydinger to pay approximately $35,000 in restitution and assessments. 

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Christian T. Haugsby 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

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Updated October 31, 2023

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