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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Greensburg Man With 1992 Child Porn Conviction Charged With Possessing Sexual Images And Videos Of Minors

PITTSBURGH - A Westmoreland County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on Aug. 26 and unsealed today, named John Mallory, 60, of Greensburg, Pa., as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Mallory was found to be in possession of visual depictions, namely, images and videos in computer graphics files, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000.00, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Because Mallory was convicted in 1992 for receiving child pornography, he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years imprisonment for the current charges.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Homeland Security 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.

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.

Updated July 14, 2015