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Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution and Transportation of Child Exploitation Material

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD – Michael Wilcox, 33, of Philadelphia, PA, pled guilty in federal court today to distribution and transportation of child sexual abuse material, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, Wilcox engaged in sexually explicit online chats with an undercover law enforcement officer on various social media platforms.  In the course of those chats, Wilcox offered to sell child sexual abuse material to the undercover in exchange for payment via CashApp.  Wilcox sent various images of child sexual abuse material to the undercover as “samples” of material that he had available for sale.  He later sent the undercover links to online cloud storage folders that contained hundreds of additional images, many of them depicting child sexual abuse material.

            The plea agreement filed in court recommends that Wilcox be sentenced to 5-10 years in federal prison.  Sentencing is set for April 17, 2023.

            This matter was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Nashua Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kasey Weiland.

            In February 2006, the Department of Justice introduced Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit



Updated January 9, 2023

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 23-004