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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 7, 2017

Blawnox Man Gets 30-Year Prison Term for Producing, Possessing Child Exploitation Videos

PITTSBURGH – A former resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years imprisonment for six counts of Production of Material Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one count of Possession of Material Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, followed by a lifetime supervised release, and a $700.00 special assessment, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on George Orbin, 62, formerly of Blawnox, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the Court at trial, on or about December 10, 2011, April 8, 2013, June 10, 2013, and June 11, 2013, Orbin employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed, and coerced minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the sexual exploitation of the minors. Also, on or about August 11, 2012, and June 3, 2013, Orbin attempted to employ, use, persuade, induce, entice, and coerce minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the sexual exploitation of the minors. In addition, on or about September 10, 2013, Orbin knowingly possessed videos and images in computer graphic files, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, some of whom had not yet attained 12 years of age.

Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar and Heidi Grogan prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting U.S. Attorney Song commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office for conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Orbin.

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.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 10, 2017