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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Monday, April 1, 2019

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charge

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jason Girven, 37, of Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, who was convicted of attempted receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that between June 2017 and July 31, 2018, the defendant contacted an undercover New York State Police Investigator posing as a 13-year-old minor female using an online social networking application. Girven and the agent engaged in conversations, some of which were sexual in nature. During this time period, the defendant received child pornography.
On July 31, 2018, the defendant traveled to Horseheads, NY to meet who he believed was the 13-year-old minor female.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eric Laughton, and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.  


Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 1, 2019