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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Altoona Man Sentenced to 6+ Years in Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Altoona, Pa. has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to 80 months in prison and ten years’ supervised release on his conviction of distribution of child pornography, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Kenneth Scott Boyd, 35.

According to information presented to the court, on June 2, 2016, Boyd distributed material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor. The computer graphic files were shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Brady commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Altoona Police Department for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Boyd.

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 better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 18, 2019