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Johnstown Child Pornography Possessor Gets 4-Year Prison Term

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 48 months in prison, followed by 20 years supervised release, and was required to register as a convicted sex offender on his conviction of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Austin J. Correll, 32.

According to information presented to the court, on Jan. 24, 2011, Correll knowingly possessed pictures and videos in individual computer graphic files which were produced using minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The computer graphic files were shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended Homeland Security Investigations for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Correll.

Updated July 14, 2015