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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Greensburg Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Possession Charge

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Greensburg, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

John Mallory, 61, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that 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.

Judge Cohill scheduled sentencing for July 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. However, because Mallory was convicted of a federal offense 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.

Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of John Mallory.

Updated July 14, 2015