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Clinton, PA Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography following Pennsylvania State Police Investigation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - One resident of Clinton, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Roderick T. Long, 56, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about March 9, 2020, Long possessed visual depictions, namely still images and videos in computer graphics and digital files, the production of which involved the use of minors, some of whom had not attained the age of 12 years, engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 3, 2021

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