HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Wyatt Andrew Jones, age 28, formerly of York County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by the Honorable Christopher C. Conner to 45 years’ imprisonment to be followed by 15 years of supervised released based upon his previously entered guilty plea for production of images containing the sexual exploitation of a child and distribution of child pornography. Jones was also ordered to pay $36,000 in restitution to the victims of his offenses. Jones is currently incarcerated at the York County Prison on related local charges.
According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Jones produced and distributed images of him sexually abusing his infant daughter and solicited and received sexually explicit images from a 13-year-old female victim located in Australia. Jones began sexually abusing his infant daughter in January 2021 when she was just three days old and continued that abuse until April 2021 when he was arrested on related local charges now pending in the York County Court of Common Pleas. Jones produced numerous videos of the sexual abuse of his infant daughter and distributed the videos using the internet. The infant’s mother, Marisel Toro, pled guilty to producing images containing the sexual exploitation of her infant daughter and is scheduled for sentencing on January 18, 2024.
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.
The case was investigated by the York City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was prosecuted by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul J. Miovas and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler.
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