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Crafton Man with Prior Federal Conviction for Possession of Child Pornography Indicted Again

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Crafton, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of Possession of Material Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The one-count Indictment, returned on July 12, named Timothy Bryner, age 65, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, from in and around June 2021 to in and around March 2022, Bryner did knowingly possess material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor. Bryner is on federal supervised release from a previous Child Sexual Abuse Materials possession conviction for which he served 100 months in prison.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of ten years in prison, fine of not more than $250,000.00, and a term of supervised release of at least five years.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense(s) and the prior criminal history of the defendant.  Indicate relevant bond/detention information if known

Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin J. Risacher is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

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

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

Updated July 14, 2022

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