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Scranton Man Sentenced To 210 Months’ Imprisonment For Distribution Of Sexually Explicit Images Of Minors

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 Eric Garman, age 32, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on March 1, 2021, to 210 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for distribution of sexually explicit images of minors.

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Garman pled guilty in June 2020 to distributing images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct between June and August 2019.  At sentencing, in addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Mannion ordered that Garman serve a ten-year term of supervised release and comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery St John 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 for more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

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Updated March 2, 2021

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