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Former Edinboro Resident Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Receipt and Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material

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

ERIE, PA - A former resident of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 5 years in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a special assessment of $5,100 on his conviction of violating federal laws relating to the sexual exploitation of children, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence on James Paredes Andrada, age 25.

According to information presented to the court, from November 2019 to February 2020, Andrada received and possessed computer and cell phone images depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

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 (CEOS), 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

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Edinboro Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Andrada.

Updated December 15, 2023

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