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Scranton Man Charged With Online Enticement And Receipt And Possession Of Child Pornography

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

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Adrean Lorenzano, age 22, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was charged by a criminal complaint on October 22, 2021, for online enticement of a minor and the receipt and possession of visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

According to Acting United States Attorney, Bruce D. Brandler, the complaint alleges that Lorenzano used a facility of interstate commerce to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.  Additionally, the complaint alleges that Lorenzano received and possessed visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct and visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  

The charges stem from an investigation by the Homeland Security Investigations, the Bethlehem Township Police Department, and the Scranton Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney James M. Buchanan is prosecuting 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.

Complaints are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court. 

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalties under federal law for these offenses is life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum period of imprisonment of 10 years, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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Updated April 6, 2022

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Project Safe Childhood