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York County Man Sentenced To Fifteen Years For Producing Child Pornography And Impersonating A Deputy U.S. Marshal

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 John Bryan Snow, age 28, of Manchester, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on November 12, 2020 to 15 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by fifteen years of supervised release, by Chief U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III, for producing child pornography and impersonating a Deputy U.S. Marshal.  

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Snow previously admitted that from January 2017 through February 2018, he impersonated a Deputy U.S. Marshal and claimed he was recruiting and training new employees for the U.S. Marshals Service.  Snow further admitted that in connection with those efforts, he enticed a minor to produce a sexually explicit image in February 2018.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Northern York County Regional Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli 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 April 6, 2022

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