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Western District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Clinton, Pa., Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years imprisonment to be served consecutively to any state sentence, followed by 20 years of Supervised Release, on a charge of Receipt of Material Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Nicholas James Gaworski, age 26, of Clinton, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, in December 2016, Gaworski received videos and images containing material depicting the sexual exploitation of minors.

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

U.S. Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Allegheny County Police Department, for conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gaworski.

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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 11, 2018